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Fatality Reported In Georgia Due To Tropical Storm Michael

One person is dead in Georgia after Tropical Storm Michael traveled through the area.

According to AJC, the fatality occurred in the southwest part of the state.

The victim, an 11-year-old child, reportedly passed away after being struck by a falling tree while inside her home.

Emergency officials responded to the call for help in Seminole County, but unfortunately, they could not save her.

Damage is being reported across the state.

In Dougherty County, the majority of residences are without power.

Additionally, an estimated 300,000 homes are experiencing power outages across Georgia.

As the storm moves out of the area, crews will check on residents in areas hit hard by the storm and will assess the damage.

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In North West Atlanta, a tree fell on top of a vehicle this morning, trapping a female passenger inside.

Firefighters arrived on scene shortly after the incident and worked to free the woman.

The woman was extricated from the car and rushed to the hospital.

Steve Gehlbach on Twitter

BREAKING: large tree fell into car in NW Atlanta, trapping woman inside crushed car. Firefighters were able to cut her free from the wreckage. LIVE report next at 6a #StormWatchon2

WSB-TV on Twitter

Crews cut woman free from car crushed by large tree as #Michael moved through Georgia overnight https://t.co/wyuE0RGICf

She suffered internal injuries but was conscious during the ordeal.

Locally, there are several downed trees in the area but thankfully, no reports of fatalities.

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PHOTOS | Our News 12 team is out in the thick of storm damage as Tropical Storm Michael moves out of our area. Check out what they're seeing this morning. https://t.co/79TFqNWnRZ

Here are some important numbers if you need help due to the storm:

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Waiting for help?? Keep these numbers handy as crews start assessing damage from Tropical Storm Michael.

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