Tornado rips through Georgia as storms continue to lash the South
ADAIRSVILLE, GEORGIA: The Department of Transportation confirmed to Daily News Reporter this afternoon that Interstate 75 has been shut down in wake of a tornado — that has killed at least one, leaving several vehicles in the area overturned.
Nearby Bartow, Georgia also saw buildings (with people inside) damaged in the storm. The twister was one of many that have touched down in the South since the beginning of the week; leaving thousands without power, and several dead.
The National Weather Center issued a severe weather warning today noting that more than 1,000 miles of the country remain under a tornado warning (possible twister). High winds, and heavy rainfall is expected into the weekend.
UPDATE: Tornado warnings have just been issued as of 1:31p.m for Mississippi, Ohio and West Virginia. The storm is expected to continue its path east.
- Storms kill at least 1, overturn cars, buildings in Adairsville (onlineathens.com)
- Reports: 1 dead, cars on I-75 overturned after tornado in Adairsville, Georgia (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Home demolished, cars overturned on Interstate 75 by tornado (timesfreepress.com)
- Adairsville GA Hit by Large Tornado (alabamawx.com)
- IPN: Tornado destroys homes in Georgia (wyff4.com)
- Athens, Oconee under tornado watch (onlineathens.com)