Severe Weather Ravages The Southeast

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

Most of South Georgia and North Florida skated by with few, if any, problems from Sunday's severe weather event.

Other parts of the southeast were not as lucky. Extensive damage was caused by possible tornadoes and strong thunderstorm winds.

Savannah, Georgia CBS affiliate WTOC says the Timesaver store in the town of Cobb Town was destroyed by an apparent tornado that touched down Sunday morning. Other reports indicate trees down and blocking roads, and several homes are without power.

The National Weather Service in Charleston, South Carolina reports that a tornado was reported on the ground around 8:30 Sunday morning near Almeda, South Carolina. The twister lifted after about two minutes, and no damage was reported from this particular storm.

In Guyton, Georgia, a house fire was started when lightning struck a house. In McIntosh County, Georgia just northwest of the town of Darien, the Gateway building has been destroyed by what appears to be a tornado. Local law enforcement officials told the National Weather Service that part of the Gateway building's roof if on Interstate 95 near mile marker 50.

The Associated Press said one person was killed in central Georgia as a result of the severe weather.

In the WCTV-WSWG viewing areas, damage was almost exclusively trees and power lines down across parts of South Georgia. Damage was reported in Bulloch, Turner, and Worth counties, but luckily no injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service has not confirmed any tornadoes. They will conduct storm damage surveys to confirm what types of severe weather caused the damage.

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