Storms thundered through Middle Georgia late Wednesday and early Thursday bringing at least .61 of an inch of rain to the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon and sending trees crashing down across the region, according to National Weather Service preliminary damage reports.
Just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Washington County, winds brought down trees including one that fell on a car in Sandersville.
About an hour later, strong winds brought down trees in Johnson County where lighting hit a nursing home in Scott, but an operator at the Johnson County Sheriff's said it did not appear there was any major damage.
Inch-sized hail fell in Telfair County shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday and about a half-dozen trees fell in Crawford County at about the same time.
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Houston 911 reported several trees down including a large tree that toppled in Kathleen.
Inch-sized hail fell in Clinchfield and Hawkinsville at about 11:30 p.m.
Hail measuring three-quarters of an inch was reported in Byron at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.