Death toll hits 12 after early storms; tornado watch continues in metro Atlanta

6:17 pm Jan. 22, 2017

A tornado was spotted about 4 p.m. near Albany and a watch is in effect for Cobb, Fulton and other counties until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Albany Deputy Fire Chief Sebon Burns said a tornado touched down around 3 p.m. No fatalities had been reported by 4:30 p.m., but lots of people were injured.
He said they are rescuing people from homes.

Emergency operators said

Georgia storms: ‘Rain was coming in because the winds tore half the roof’

5:56 pm Jan. 22, 2017

ADEL, Ga. — Billy Woods, his mom and his two young children were asleep when the deadly storm struck.

“It was like something hit the house,” said Woods, 42, of the high winds that hit Sunshine Acres Mobile Home Park early Sunday. “Water started coming through the ceiling. I grabbed my kids and laid on top of them till it was over.”

The rain was coming in because the winds had torn

Forsyth Schools cancels weekend activities

1:09 pm Jan. 5, 2017

Forsyth County Schools has cancelled all after-school activities and athletics from Friday through Sunday. This does not include after-school childcare programs at schools.

For information on the rescheduling of activities and athletics, athletes should contact school coaches and sponsors.

You can keep up with other cancellations and news on the Forsyth County Schools website.

You can also read about how Forsyth and other school systems will decide to close schools if the

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 4 storm

11:50 am Oct. 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew, which has already killed more than two dozen people and spread 140 mph winds through the Caribbean, regained its status as a powerful Category 4 storm Thursday morning.

Matthew, described by Channel 2 Action News meteorologist