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Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee Hit Metro Area-UPDATE

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UPDATE: One death has been attributed to the storms associated with Tropical Storm Lee.  25 year old Jerome Hunter drowned in Gwinnett County when he and a friend tried to cross a rain swollen creek. Hunter’s body was found by family members early Tuesday morning.  Another woman is in the hospital after a tree crashed into her apartment in Northeast Atlanta and struck her in the head. In all some 400 buildings in Cherokee County were damaged or destroyed and over 5 thousand people lost power from the storms.

Atlanta (WAOK)-No deaths or injuries were reported but remnants of Tropical Storm Lee came through parts of Georgia Monday leaving downed trees and power outages in its path. Tornadoes spawned by heavy rain and high winds were reported in several counties in the Atlanta Metro area. Forecasters from the National Weather Service were checking on reports that tornadoes touched down in Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Cherokee Counties. A tornado watch remained in effect until 11 pm. Monday. Throughout the day, the threat of flash flooding remained in effect with the flood warning to last until noon on Tuesday, the weather service said.

In Peachtree City meterologists with the National Weather Service had to evacuate their offices because of high winds and heavy rains.

In many areas high winds tore roofs off of buildings and siding off homes. No wide spread power outages were reported. The weather also caused flights delays at Hatsfield Jackson airport.

Here is more coverage from CBS News on Tropical Storm Lee

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