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East Cobb Cleans Up from Storm

Fallen and uprooted trees in and near East Cobb Park appear to be the most significant damage from Friday's tornado weather.

East Cobb avoided the worst of a serious thunderstorm Friday night as tornadoes rolled through north Georgia. 

There is no confirmation of a tornado touching down in East Cobb, and no injuries were reported, but serious damage was sustained to trees in and near .

On Saturday morning Cobb Police shut down Roswell Road in both directions between Providence Road and Robinson Road East as crews worked to damage downed power lines. 

Cobb County government announced that the road closure would remain in effect until at least mid-afternoon on Saturday. 

At the nearby Providence Square Shopping Center, the sign revealed some damage, and a window at the adjoining Game Stop store was shattered by a windswept overhang. 

Friday was another day of deadly tornadoes in the nation's midsection, with at least 33 deaths reported in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama. Tornadoes also tore through parts of Tennessee. 

The tornado storm that swept through East Cobb and metro Atlanta has claimed the life of an elderly woman in Alpharetta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In metro Atlanta, the storm appears to have done in Paulding County, according to Dallas-Hiram Patch, with several aircraft at the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport affected. 

If you know of other damage in East Cobb and have photos to share, you can so do on this story link or by e-mailing wendy.parker@patch.com. 

Jeffrey Domke March 03, 2012 at 08:29 PM
We have our daughter's birthday party planned for tomorrow at one of the shelters! Does anyone have any information on if the park will be open tomorrow? We can't get in contact with anyone in Cobb County to get answers!

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