However, forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease Georgia's historic drought.
"The ground probably sucked it all up," said Vaughn Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. "The ground is so dry, I seriously doubt if any of the lakes rose any."
The Wednesday storm packed lashing rain and powerful gusts, damaging buildings and injuring at least nine in Tennessee.
More than a quarter of the Southeast is covered by an "exceptional" drought the National Weather Service's worst drought category. With water levels low, many Georgia residents are under conservation orders such as a ban on watering lawns.
On Tuesday, Gov. Sonny Perdue led a prayer service on the steps of the state Capitol to beg the heavens for an end to the drought.
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