Residents of Coweta County wake up to widespread damage, fallen trees, and badly damaged or destroyed homes.
At one point, the National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency for the city of Newnan in the early hours of Friday.
We’ve fanned out crews across the metro in the areas worst hit by the storms. Stay with WSBTV.com and tune in to Channel 2 Action News this morning from 4:30 am as we assess the damage to our area.
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns and Meteorologist Brad Nitz followed the storm LIVE as the line of dangerous storms from Alabama entered the Atlanta subway.
In a tweet, the city of Newnan said, “The city has suffered severe damage in and around the historic center as a result of tonight’s weather.”
Several viewers got in touch Channel 2 Action news and said Newnan High School suffered significant damage. A tweet on the school account said the school would be closed to the entire county on Friday. The sheriff’s office asked people with chainsaws to come to the school to help cut down trees. Neighboring Heard County schools have also been closed due to storm damage.
Viewers sent photos to Channel 2 Action news showing trees through the city, siding and roofs partially torn from houses and trees through buildings.
Justin Wilfon from channel 2 arrived in Newnan around 1:30 am and found little damage to the town square, but there was clearly no power in the area.
Wilfon said most of the worst damage he has seen appeared to be in the neighborhoods to the right of the square.