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Rain, little else as storm passes
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Forsyth County News


Forsyth County fared better than other parts of the state as severe weather passed through Friday night.

Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the outdoor weather sirens were activated twice for tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service. The first went off at 9:14 p.m. and the second at 10:55 p.m.

The night’s only weather-related emergency was a house fire caused by a lightning strike, he said.

“There was a small fire contained to the attic space,” he said. “There were no injuries, and relatively minor damage.”

The family had gotten out of the home, 6610 Major Drive in west Forsyth, by the time the fire department arrived, Shivers said.

“We had some heavy rains, but as those two warnings passed over the county, there was no damage from it,” he said.

The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies today and Thursday, before scattered storms return for the weekend.