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Tornado recovery tips for Woodstock residents

Tornado recovery tips for Woodstock residents

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon has issued a statement for residents who were affected by Tuesday's tornado.

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Before beginning repairs, those with damaged homes should call the Woodstock Building Department at 770-592-6036.

FORECAST: Lee bringing rain to Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The remnants of Tropical Depression Lee are spreading tropical moisture into Georgia.  So far, we've seen mainly light rain south and west of Atlanta.  Some of that rain could be heavy at times today.

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There is also the potential for some stronger thunderstorms to develop Today.  The main threats will be heavy rain and the potential for flooding in some localized areas. Rain totals will be anywhere from 2 to 4 inches and even some higher amounts possible north and west.

The rain totals will depend on the track and speed of what is left of Lee as it moves from Mississippi into Alabama.  We will have more updates with any changes.

Drought spreads into North Georgia

Drought spreads into North Georgia

ATLANTA -- Georgia's state climatologist says extreme drought conditions have now spread into North Georgia and cover most of the state south of the mountains.

Climatologist David Stooksbury says all of Georgia's counties are now classified as being in moderate, severe or extreme drought.

In his most recent reports on the drought, Stooksbury said the outlook for relief in the short-term is not promising. Unless Georgia sees some tropical weather over the next few months, the state can expect below-normal rainfall and above-normal temperatures.

Without tropical rain, Georgia's soil is expected to continue to dry out. Stream flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels are expected to continue to drop, and wildfire potentials are expected to remain high to extreme.

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The day the earth shook in Woodstock

The day the earth shook in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Around 1:30 this afternoon, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit central Virginia.

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Tremors were felt as far north as Toronto, as far west as Indianapolis and as far south as Metro Atlanta.

A Woodstock resident who lives in the 2000 block of East Cherokee Drive had this to say about the effects of the quake:

I was half asleep on my bed and I sort of rolled back and forth, which is what woke me, and my Blue-fronted Amazon parrot was barking like a dog really loud and had climbed to the top of his cage and I couldn't get his feet off the side to check him out. I didn't put 2 and 2 together . . . He did this years ago when we had a tremor and things shook on my dresser; he had fallen to the bottom of his cage, so then I realized that was what he felt.

Another hot week predicted for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - More temperatures well into the 90s are forecast for Georgia this week.

Except for slightly cooler weather in the mountains, the National Weather Service says Georgians can expect highs in the 90s at least through Thursday. The weather service is calling for highs in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday.

Forecasters say there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms around the state every day this week.

The good news for metro Atlanta is the state's Environmental Protection Division expects air quality to be moderate on Monday.

Falling trees can injure and kill

Falling trees can injure and kill

ATLANTA -- Another round of storms means another round of fallen trees in Metro Atlanta.

LaShaundra Stansel is recovering after a huge tree crushed her car as she was driving home Sunday night on Henderson Mill Road.

"I saw the tree falling.  I tried to swerve, but I felt it as it came down across my seat and the passenger's seat," said Stansel.

Stansel managed to duck right before the tree struck and walked away from the accident with a split lip and a large bump on her forehead.

Not everyone has been so lucky this season.