ATLANTA -- Severe thunderstorms slammed parts of Metro Atlanta from much of the day Wednesday, and five tornadoes touched down, causing lots of damage across the region.
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The National Weather Service said five counties -- Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Paulding and Gilmer -- each saw a tornado on Wednesday.
Richard Cooper, the Gordon County Emergency Management Director says eight people were injured, two of them critically in the storm that struck near Calhoun.
He estimates 250-300 homes with damage, with a third being destroyed.
Storms began to make their way across the area Wednesday morning, bring high winds and heavy rains, first from the western portions of the area and then spreading across the Metro area through the remainder of the day.