Strong storms and at least two confirmed tornadoes caused extensive damage to several areas of north Georgia overnight.

© Mitchell A A possible tornado caused extensive damage in Coweta County.

At least one person died in Coweta County after a violent tornado, which officials said was at least an EF-2, hit Newnan.


Another tornado was confirmed in Polk County, although officials have not said what strength it was.

The storms left trees toppled on homes, buildings destroyed and power out across metro Atlanta. Several school districts canceled classes or delayed starting this morning.

We have crews across north Georgia that were hit the hardest by storms. Live coverage throughout the day on Channel 2 Action News.

At least five people were killed in Alabama when tornadoes moved through Thursday afternoon.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz says there are multiple reports of structural damage in Newnan and Coweta County. Heard, Bartow and Polk counties are also reporting structural damage.

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Gov. Brian Kemp says he will visit Coweta County tomorrow to survey the damage

Tomorrow, I’ll visit Coweta County to survey the damage from last night’s storms and offer state aid to the local community,” Kemp said. “We continue to pray for the families who are facing tragic loss of life in Georgia and neighboring states.”

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