NEWNAN, Ga. — A line of strong storms packed a powerful punch as it rolled through Coweta County on Tuesday afternoon.
One man shared intense video that he shot with Channel 2’s Michael Seiden. Eddie Ramirez said he thought he was staring at a tornado.
The Newnan resident, who also works as a freelance photojournalist, captured these intense moments from his front door while his wife and child hunkered down inside a back bedroom.
“It was a little bit scary,” Ramirez said. “The tree was bouncing back and forth, especially the tree in front of the house. It’s really big and (at) some point it was pretty much going down and down and it just fell.”
At first, Ramirez said he thought he was looking at a tornado. But Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns and Meteorologist Brad Nitz say there was no rotation with the storm.
Instead, it was a line of strong storms with hurricane strength winds that reached 75 miles per hour.
After the storm cleared, Ramirez snapped photos of the aftermath. He told Seiden that he’s thankful no one was injured.
“This happened and we’re, like, ‘Wow! This is too much in 2020,’” Ramirez said.
He said that his home didn't suffer any damage.
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