September 5th, 2011
05:15 PM ET

Soggy Lee plods north; storm damage reported in Georgia

[Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET] More than 100 homes in north suburban Atlanta were damaged by heavy thunderstorms and possible tornadoes as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee swept through the area Monday, authorities reported.

At least one person was rescued from the basement of a collapsed home near Woodstock, about 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County Emergency Management Supervisor Robby Westbrook told CNN. He said sheriff's deputies counted more than 100 homes damaged in a roughly five-mile stretch around the town.

And Cherokee County Fire Department spokesman Tim Cavender said several trees were knocked down around Holly Springs, about five miles north of Woodstock. But there were no immediate reports of injuries, he said.

The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings for the area starting around 2:30 p.m. Tornado sightings and radar indications were reported across the northwest Atlanta suburbs throughout the rest of the afternoon.

[Initial post, 11:45 a.m. ET] Lee whipped up winds, dumped rain and caused severe flooding across a broad swath of the Southeast on Monday even after weakening to a tropical depression.

The storm will bring up to 20 inches of rain to some areas Monday as it moves into southern Mississippi, the National Hurricane Center said.

The threat of flash floods forced authorities in Jackson, Mississippi, to evacuate more than two dozen families from an apartment complex early Monday, Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green said. The storm knocked down power lines and trees across the city, officials said Monday.

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  1. banasy©

    Yep, the trolls are getting smarter these days...

    September 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Banasy just got back from the vac. thread, My condolences for your loss of friends on 9/11.

    September 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Thank you, Scottish Mama.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yeddo

    Soggy Lee would be a great name for a band, wouldn't it?

    September 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @Joey and banasy: I know that I am not as disciplined as either of you. I often won't log in for a long time. So long that a thread may be eliminated. If ever I don't respond to you, it will be because I am not on-line for a day, or days. FYI. BTW, I hope you two stay here for a long time. Regardless of trolls or jealous people stay cool. Translation: stay just as you are.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Oh yes Yeddo, it would be a great name for a band: "And now, all the way from Ohio, here is Soggy Lee!"

    September 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Hi Cesar, if you're here to see this thread. I saw chorizo in the store the other day, remembered you, and almost bought some. It must taste like those big sausages we used to carry around Italy with bread and live on when we were young.
    Good morning all my friends.
    It's raining in NYC. Is that some of Soggy Lee?
    Also, I'm starting a hectic week still tired from last week's evil thereof, which is still around.
    Maybe it's just a Sign that I'd better finally give in and Repent.
    Off to the gym.

    September 6, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. gung ho

    good mornin i just washed tw@t it s infected

    September 6, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ywgwie malmsteen

    Hard to do since you're a guy. Whose tw@t did you wash?

    September 6, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
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