Storms, tornadoes leave trail of damage across Georgia

CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. — The severe weather that came through north Georgia Sunday night and into Monday morning caused extensive damage in parts.

The storms left at least eight people dead across the state.

Northwest Georgia was one of the hardest hit areas picking up the pieces following the storm.

Channel 2′s Tony Thomas was in Chattooga County, where a reported tornado left severe damage to a mobile home park in Summerville.

Several trailer mobile homes were damaged and at least one home severely damaged as that tornado or those high winds came through.

“There was a house up there that was totally destroyed. The family was able to get out. So we’re trying to make contact with them, make sure they have somewhere to be,” Sheriff Mark Schrader said.


Schrader showed Thomas pictures of damage on his property, too. He said a tree came across his wife’s car and his boat, but it missed the house by just a couple of inches.

Thomas watched as crews on the scene worked to remove large tree limbs down in the area.

In Upson County, A house in Georgia was picked up and dropped in the middle of a road during severe storms.

Channel 2’s Tom Regan found the house early Monday morning. He said in his 30-year career, he’s never seen anything like this before. The house was blocking Trinity Road for hours before crews moved it out of the way.

A possible tornado touched down a few counties over in Murray County. At least seven people were killed in those storms near the Georgia-Tennessee line.

In Bartow County, a man who was asleep in his bedroom, died after a tree fell on his house.

In northeast Atlanta, a tree fell on home on Sisson Avenue. A car was also damaged, but no one was hurt in the incident.

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