June 14, 2013
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Hulon Garmon walks away from an oak tree that fell in his front yard due to a thunderstorm that came through Doraville and the Norcross area on Thursday evening. Garmon, who has lived in the area for the past 38 years, measured the root base of the oak tree at 19 feet by 16 feet.
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Residents in a Norcross neighorhood near the DeKalb County line felt the effects Thursday night from a series of squalls that blasted through the streets, downing trees, snapping power lines and lifting part of a roof from a nearby warehouse.