Confirmed tornado sweeps through Atlanta

Radar confirmed a tornado on the ground near Downtown Atlanta Wednesday afternoon, as part of a deadly storm system that swept through the south. 

Around 2 p.m., the tornado struck Atlanta and some of its northern suburbs. The damage left a number of buildings damaged, and roads impassable from debris. 

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There was no immediate word on the extent of damage in the Atlanta area. 

The storm that swept through Atlanta was part of a system that had killed five people late Tuesday in Alabama and Tennessee. As of Wednesday evening, there had been roughly 40 reports of tornadoes since Tuesday evening in the South.

By Wednesday evening, the storms died down as they approached the East Coast. Cooler, drier weather is expected for the region for the rest of the week.

According to Twitter user Justice Agee, there was severe wind damage near a Six Flags amusement park. 

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