Photos also contributed by Tina Noles, Andrew Carter, Edward Guzman (via family) and Jaeson Smith.
Polk County’s storm damage is more extensive than just power outages and trees down. Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey said extensive damage has been reported in the area around Tuck Street, Lovvorn Road and Cason Road.
Lacey reported that at least two homes have been damaged or destroyed by down trees in that area as well.
Power outages remain ongoing in Polk County with 2,113 customers currently without electricity in a stretch from Johnson Lake Road east toward Lee’s Chapel Road, then north on a stretch of Highway 278 from Cedartown High School and the intersection with Highway 27 bypass east outward toward Substation Road.
A stretch of Old Collard Valley Road and Terry White Road is also without power and includes 54 customers. The outage around Esom Hill with 22 customers out remains ongoing as well.
Additional storms are moving into the area westward from Alabama and are likely to be severe.
A Flash Flood warning remains in effect for the area until 9:30 p.m., along with tornado watch and a flash flood watch.