Strong Winds Cause Moultrie Homeowners Headaches

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Storms throughout south Georgia left many residents wondering if a tornado had come through their neighborhoods.

Shingles, twisted metal, and shattered glass - Moultrie homeowners are doubling as clean-up crews after the winds from a strong storm tore through their lakefront neighborhood (11/30).

Residents say the storm came up suddenly, causing their houses to shake, and yard ornaments to go flying.

One homeowner says the wind gusted so hard that it blew an open shed over 25 feet and right into his house.

But residents say the winds were gone almost as quickly as they arrived.

Says Moultrie homeowner Bob Riley, "It went by and hit the garbage can, and upset the garbage can. All of a sudden, it was gone - it just stopped, the wind just stopped."

Moultrie residents suspected the storm damage was caused by a tornado, but weather experts say there was zero twister activity in the area when the winds picked up.

Homeowners say, despite the damage and the problems that may arise from living on the water, they love their lakeside homes and wouldn't trade them for anything

Despite damage to homes and vehicles, no injuries were reported during or after the storm.

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  • by Chasity Location: Coolidge on Dec 2, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    I was walking my dog when it came. The wind was blowing some but then you heard this loud roaring sound and then the strong wind was there. My little dog couldn't get up the steps to the house cause it was blowing him every time he tried to jump a step. It flipped all the trash cans on our street over and I got some trash and lots and lots of leaves. Our small yard had enough leaves for 4 yards. A large pine limb fell in between our house and the neighbor's house but no damage and no one was hurt.
  • by DFC Driving With Cell Phone To Ear Location: Oblivious To Traffic on Dec 2, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    It was pretty bad at Indian Lake. Many limbs down, one roof vent cap spotted laying on Cherokee Drive. Blew our grill across the carport ~ 15 feet.
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