Rockdale Schools cancel after-school activities

CONYERS -- Rockdale County Public Schools has cancelled all after-school activities today due to incoming severe weather.

RCPS announced Wednesday afternoon that all after-school activities except for the elementary tutorial and aftercare programs are being canceled due to potentially hazardous weather conditions. RCPS staff are calling elementary tutorial and aftercare parents and asking them to pick their child up early if they can.

The fire chief in Adairsville in Bartow County, northwest of Atlanta, says at least one person has been killed by storms that roared across the area.Georgia Power said 8,540 customers were without power in the wake of the storms -- with 6,800 of them in northwest Georgia -- as of 1 p.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.