Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
SUMTER COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Residents in Cobb now know how truly lucky they are to be alive after the massive destruction from overnight storms came to light in the new day.
"I heard wind noises and headed toward the front door and didn't make it. The wind pretty much made its way into the home." Now the home Jeff Farmer grew up in is a complete loss. "Looks like its been shifted off its foundation. The roof had been lifted and set back down. The wall has been pulled away from the foundation," said Farmer.
His neighbor Charlie Stephens shares the same story. "We didn't have time. We were just lucky it went over the house instead of just taking the house." Seven greenhouses were leveled at the Plant Place nursery. And the destruction was repeated along Flintside Drive.
"You never think its going to happen to you. We've had warning after warning, but last night was the final warning for this house," said Ferrell Henry. A total of 45 homes were affected, seven of them destroyed.
"I just thank God we were still alive and that there was nobody hurt bad," said Stephens. Residents say they aren't just thankful that no one was hurt. They appreciate the hundreds of volunteers helping with the clean-up.
"There was nearly 100 volunteers and employees working these roads and highways to help us. And don't think that we don't appreciate that," sai d Henry. And the whole community pulled together to reverse what was caused by seconds of mother nature's wrath.
The American Red Cross conducted damage assessments in Sumter County Saturday. They also distributed food, water and clean-up kits. Any one who still needs assistance from the Red Cross can contact their local law enforcement agency.