Metro Atlanta recovers from storm; man swept away

— ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Storm Lee brought heavy rain and damaging winds to north Georgia, and one man was swept into a creek and apparently drowned.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch until 12 noon on Tuesday and forecast a possibility of more showers and thunderstorms.

Robby Westbrook, director of emergency management for Cherokee County, reports that at least 100 houses were damaged by high winds on Monday. There were numerous tornado warnings issued for metro Atlanta.

Gwinnett County officials say a 25-year-old man was swept away Monday night while trying to cross a fast-moving creek near a dam in Norcross.

Search teams are preparing to resume their search for the body.

Georgia Power reports about 18,000 customers without electricity Tuesday morning.