HALL COUNTY, Ga. - Residents and crews in Hall County spent Thursday cleaning up what the high winds and rain left behind.
“I thought my house was gone, I mean I just thought anytime we are gone,” said Martha Mullians who lives inside the Raintree subdivision.
Mullians said the winds were so fierce and the debris hitting her home was so loud, she thought she was going die.
“That I was ready to go, that if it was my time I am ready,” said Mullians. “I just lost my mother a while back and I thought, well mama I am coming to meet you and I just thank God it was no worse than what it was.”
According to Hall County Emergency Management, high winds and fallen trees damaged 53 homes, nine homes were significantly damaged and five are possibly a total loss.
“The damage has been horrendous, a lot worse than what we thought it was going to be,” said Kyle Rowe who works with Georgia Tree Company. “We have done four trees on structures of houses today and have more work to do tomorrow.”
At one home on Stephens Road, three trees fell; one of the trees hit the house. At another location on Flat Creek Road a trampoline is mangled in a tree.
“Been living in this place 71 years and this is the first I have ever seen anything like this happen,” said Billy Reed.
According to Hall County Emergency Management, The National Weather Service has confirmed that there is no evidence of a tornado, only straight-line winds. Hall County Emergency Management Agency Director David Kimbrell said no injuries have been reported.