(12:00 a.m. CST – Sunday, March 16, 2008)
Another tornado touched down in Georgia today with the cell traveling the same path as the storm last night that injured at least 9 people – 1 critically (Click here to read this blog’s reports of last night’s violent storm.) It has been reported that at least 2 people have been killed in the tornado that went through today. Prayers for all those involved in both storms, especially the family, friends and neighbors of the people who have been killed.
See these links for more information on today’s storms:
Ch. 11 – Storms Kill Two in Northwest Georgia – http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=112983
Reported by: Donna Lowry
Web Editor: Josh Roseman
Storms on Friday and Saturday turned deadly in northwest Georgia, where two people were killed. Authorities said one line of storms seemed to straddle the Polk/Floyd County line for about two miles.
In Polk County, one woman was found dead about 50 feet from her home. Nearby, the Polk County Fire Department found a man critically injured. Their two-story house was gone, reduced to rubble spread across a large field. The man was taken to Floyd County Medical Center.
Less than a mile away, Floyd County police found the body of a man believed killed by a fallen tree. Police in Polk and Floyd County have not identified the victims.
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Ch. 11 – 11Alive – Atlanta Georgia – http://www.11ALIVE.com
Ch. 11 also has picture galleries available that show the extent of damage from the storms –
» Your Photos: Second Round of Storms
» Storm’s Aftermath Revealed at Daybreak
» Storm Damages World Congress Center
» Storm Rips Through Downtown Atlanta
Just under 10 minutes ago (11:39 a.m. CST) it was reported by a witness on FreeRepublic.com that sirens are going off in Marietta.(Thank you, FReeper higgmeister)
Updates on today’s weather in this area will be posted here as received.
Prayers for everyone in that region today, as strong to severe weather was already in the forecast before last night’s tornado in Atlanta.
For updates on the Atlanta Tornado, please see this page here at The Liberty Rocks Blog: Strong Storm (Tornado?) Hits Atlanta – between 9 and 20 injured (different reports in different places on how many were injured) – 1 in critical condition (as of last update I personally heard.)
~ Michelle K.