Minor flooding in West Point after heavy rains

Staff and wire reports

September 4, 2014

Thunderstorms spawned intense lightning and powerful winds across Georgia on Wednesday, sparking house fires in suburban Atlanta and toppling trees and power lines in several counties.

Heavy rains flooded portions of downtown West Point, but no major damage was reported, according to West Point police dispatcher Dodi Thompson.

The flooding reached more than a foot on some streets, but quickly resided as the rains stopped and storm drains caught up.

There were several reports to the National Weather Service of trees and power lines down. Emergency managers and police told the weather service that trees were blown down in Fulton, Forsyth, Hall, Cherokee, Bibb, Houston and Wilkinson counties.

In Bonaire, south of Macon, law officers reported that a tree and live power lines fell onto a vehicle, trapping the occupant after 6 p.m. Thursday. No serious injuries were reported.

Northeast of Dublin, high winds blew a mobile home off its cinder blocks and damaged several buildings.