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High winds ripped through Sumter Co.

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The old Davison Rubber Company building near the Americus Walmart on Highway 280 was hit pretty hard.

A back panel of the building was blown out on Brady road. Insulation was strewn through the parking lot.

The Caravelle boat company also saw some damage to its roof, and emergency officials were also busy with trees down on power lines.

Power was also out to two isolated areas in Sumter County.

The storm also did minor damage to some businesses near highway 280, blowing out car windows and taking down street signs.

Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith  says he's glad they building where the major damage occurred was vacant.

"This building has been vacant for sometime and evidently there was enough strong force wind to force out one of the back panels on this thing."

A Goodwill drop off building in the WalMart parking lot blew over, too. No injuries were reported.

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