Created: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:41:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:20:44 EST
What started out as spotty showers Friday evening exploded into severe storms that brought flooding rains, intense lightning and damaging wind gusts to the heart of central Georgia.
The National Weather Service was forced to issue flash flood warnings have receiving reports of standing water in many areas. Our rain gauge at the WGXA studio in downtown Macon recorded 3.39" of rain over the span of about 2 hours. The football field at Windsor Academy in Macon looked more like a pond than the gridiron. Needless to say, no football was played.
We received several reports of downed trees and power lines as the storms moved through. At least one house was struck by lightning in Houston County.
We have a complete list of damage reports below.
Bibb County: WGXA Rainfall total of 3.39". Trees down across road blocking both lanes near Avondale Mill Road.
Houston County: Emergency Manager reported water running over Dunbar Road and Minnie Lane and Dunbar Road and Fairgrounds Blvd and a lightning strike to a house on Halindon Drive. WGXA viewer reported 6-8 inches of water standing on North Davis Drive in Warner Robins between Green Street and Hwy. 247.
Johnson County: Emergency Manager reported trees and power lines down on Tucker Grove Church Road, Ga. Hwy. 57, U.S. 319, Old Buckeye Road and New Buckeye Road.
Laurens County: 911 center reported one tree down on Toomsboro Road.
Washington County: 911 center reported water running over the road at Bartow Dublin Road and New Bethel Road and Hwy. 24E near the Jefferson County line.