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Flooding leads to evacuation of apartment complex in Georgia's northwest corner


ATLANTA — An emergency manager in northwest Georgia says storms have prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex as several roads are under water.

The emergency manager in Catoosa County said in a report to the National Weather Service that the apartments being evacuated before dawn Wednesday are near the town of Fort Oglethorpe, just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and about 110 miles northwest of Atlanta. No serious injuries were reported.

Georgia Power's online outage data showed more than 1,200 customers without power statewide. Many of them, about 470 customers, were near the northeast Georgia town of Winder.

The storms are part of a system reaching from the Gulf Coast nearly to the Great Lakes.

Authorities say a large tornado in rural western Alabama on Tuesday night left a trail of damage.

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