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Storm leaves little damage
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Forsyth County News


It appears Forsyth County was relatively unscathed by the severe weather Thursday night that claimed the lives of three people in Fulton and Cobb counties.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said from about 5 to 8 p.m., when the strongest storms crossed the area, the fire department responded to 11 calls, which included a few downed power lines and a lightning strike.

He said the strike did not result in a fire, but did cause some minor damage to plumbing and wiring at a home on Elmo Road.

“[It was] typical springtime storm call volume and nothing that resulted in any significant injuries or issues,” Shivers said.

He said a tractor-trailer jackknifed on Doc Bramblett Road, but the matter was not severe enough to require the fire department.

“There were no injuries, there was no major damage and it was removed within about an hour,” said Shivers, adding that he didn’t know if the incident was related to weather.

It appears it was also a relatively mild evening for other public safety authorities.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said he did not know of any major developments during the storm, though he was aware of the incident involving the truck, as well as power outages in Cumming.

A E911 spokeswoman said the local center received calls regarding downed power lines, but none involving major incidents.