Residents of Prospect Road will have flood damage to add to the list of woes they faced during severe weather throughout the day, like the rest of Polk County following rounds of thunderstorms moving through the area.

Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey said floodwaters were receding in the Prospect Road area caused by a quick rise in water levels in this evening’s round of severe thunderstorms pushing through Polk County. He did not have a number of households impacted by the flooding at this time.

Based on photos contributed to Polk Today, at least one home was severely damaged by a large fallen tree in the area as well.

It is the latest round of damage in Polk County that has forced schools to close on Friday and toppled trees across the area since the severe weather started earlier in the day.

The county remained under a tornado watch through 2 a.m. Friday morning, and a flash flood warning until 11:30 p.m.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until Friday morning.

The National Weather Service radar shows additional thunderstorms tracking over central Alabama and heading toward Northwest Georgia here into the late evening hours.

As of around 10:20 p.m., the Georgia Power outage map still had thousands of customers without power spread around Polk County, the largest concentration in the area east of Cedartown struck earlier in the day by downed trees and power lines following a severe storm around lunchtime.

Check back Friday morning for additional updates on storm damage as they become available. Have photos to share? E-mail them to, or share them via one of the social media platforms like the Polk Today Facebook page.

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