Storms tear through northwest Georgia leaving damage

- North Georgia did not escape the latest round of storms undamaged. Trees fell, power lines came crashing down and some structures were damaged.

Crews with Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief worked tirelessly on Wednesday helping residents clean up and remove storm damage.

“Whatever type of event we had here, albeit an EF-0 tornado or something like that or a microburst or a straight line winds, we got numerous houses that got damage to them. And we got trees down across atop of a lot of houses,” said Claude Craig, Whitfield County EMA Director.

On Pleasantville Drive, a tree was ripped by its roots out of the ground and partially landed on a home. Amy Roberts lives across the street and said it came out of nowhere.

“It just kind of came out of nowhere. The winds started kicking up, the rain going sideways, and the next thing I know I got an alert on my phone that there was a Tornado Warning, to take cover," said Roberts.

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Around the corner, a tree fell on a home and on the car while it was parked in the driveway, shattering the back window. Homeowners were in the house at the time, but also escaped without injuries.

About a mile and a half down the road on Pleasant Grove Drive, power crews were working to restring downed lines and another tree seemingly ripped from the ground by its roots.

“Not only one no was killed, we have had zero reports of any injuries. The Good Lord above has looked after us and provided that confident for us that we had nobody hurt,” said Craig.

A few homes were damaged in the area. At least one roof was seen covered with a tarp.

Earlier in the day, a FOX 5 viewer Brett Cantrell captured video of what appeared to a be a huge funnel cloud swirling near Ellijay.

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The National Weather Service will be out Thursday to assess if a tornado was responsible for all the damage.

This is the second day of severe weather in Georgia, with most of the damage seen Tuesday taking place in south Georgia.

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