Additional photos from today’s stormy weather have been contributed from the web. Check out the slideshow above for more.
Students at Cedartown High School are being dismissed early this afternoon due to water and wind damage that occurred on the campus. Westside Elementary will continue to dismiss at a regular time.
All other schools will also be dismissed at regular time.
Westside Elementary had a tree down on the property and it is being removed at this time, according to Superintendent Laurie Atkins.
She didn’t yet know the extent of the damage, but said an update would be forthcoming when available.
Trees were splintered and knocked down just directly across the street from Cedartown High School in North View Cemetery as well, per PCPD Chief Kenny Dodd. (See slideshow above for photos.)
Check back for more damage reports as they become available.
Photos contributed by Janet Ross, Blair Elrod, PCSO Maj. Rachel Haddix, PCPD Chief Kenny Dodd and Justin Arnold.
Severe weather has brought with it hail, strong winds, damage and downed power lines to Polk County this afternoon.
Currently, more than 1,200 customers are without power in the area around South Main Street, where a downed tree (see above) and lines cutoff power around South Main Street near Food Mart and south past that. Power is also out to 387 customers in the areas of Coaling, Hutto and the Lee’s Chapel Roads as well.
Another 1,600+ customers are without power north of Aragon in the Silver Creek area, and some power outages have also been reported north and south of Rockmart impacting around a dozen and a half customers.
22 customers in the Esom Hill area are also without power currently, and around 140 customers are without power in the area of Johnson Lake Road.
Find more power outages on the Georgia Power outage map.
The National Weather Service posted severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch earlier, and it is likely Polk will see more severe weather later this afternoon and into the evening hours.
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Check back for further updates on severe weather as they become available.