ATLANTA (AP) - Residents in northwest Georgia face a daunting cleanup from overnight storms that damaged dozens of homes while many counties in southern Georgia remain on the lookout for possible severe weather.

Authorities in Paulding County northwest of Atlanta say at least 40 homes were damaged late Friday, possibly by a tornado. An elementary school and the county airport also got hit hard by the storm.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( ) the Paulding County Sheriff's Department says no deaths or injuries were reported.

Severe weather continued to be a threat Saturday, with the National Weather Service issuing tornado watches for 35 counties in South Georgia.

Georgia Power says about 1,600 customers are without electricity, mostly in metro Atlanta.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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