ATLANTA — A fast-moving line of thunderstorms with strong winds sent trees toppling into several homes, including one where an 11-year-old boy was injured early Friday when a pine smashed into his bedroom.
Six trees fell into Karen Gottschalk's home in Cobb County, including the one that demolished her son Tanner's room.
"I couldn't find him so I was screaming his name," Gottschalk told WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1jlKKGK). "The blood was just, his whole face was just streaming blood and I wasn't sure where he was hurt."
The boy needed a dozen stitches and doctors suspect the blow to his head gave him a concussion, but he is expected to be fine.
The weather service said winds of nearly 60 mph blew through the area during pre-dawn hours. Thousands of homes and businesses were without power, but most service was restored quickly.
Elsewhere, in central Georgia, The Courier Herald of Dublin reported that more than 50 homes in northern Laurens County were affected by a storm that left debris scattered across yards and on rooftops. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Preliminary reports to the National Weather Service indicated that several trees were down on U.S. Highway 11 in Dade County after the line of storms rolled through the state's northwest corner. In Floyd County, there were reports of several power lines down.