Calhoun Plantation damaged by high winds - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Calhoun Plantation damaged by high winds

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:55:26 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • Americus Boys and Girls Club honors a longtime resident

    Americus Boys and Girls Club honors a longtime resident

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:54:06 GMT
    While one Boys and Girls club closes, another honors someone who helped get it started. Today, the Americus facility was officially dedicated in honor of Bill Harris.  More >>
    While one Boys and Girls club closes, another honors someone who helped get it started. Today, the Americus facility was officially dedicated in honor of Bill Harris.  More >>
  • Valdosta chamber gets new marker

    Valdosta chamber gets new marker

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:49:02 GMT
    The chamber unveiled the marker this morning, officially dedicating the magnolia tree at the chamber in honor of the chamber's first 100 presidents.More >>
    The chamber unveiled the marker this morning, officially dedicating the magnolia tree at the chamber in honor of the chamber's first 100 presidents.More >>

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

CALHOUN COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Damaging storms high winds and heavy rain to South Georgia.

Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour brought down trees, power lines.

In Calhoun County winds blew down farm buildings on Deer Run Plantation on Old Milford Road, just outside Leary.

The roof of a kennel was lifted off and huge limbs landed on the roof of a house on the property.

Hundreds of Pine and Pecan trees fell over or were snapped in half, and a storage shed was destroyed.

The woman who heard the storm pass was too shaken to go on camera, but managers say they're thankful no one was hurt.

"No injuries, we're really lucky, one truck was riding across the road when it was coming buy, and it took his windshield wiper off and pushed him off the road but he's ok," said Mack Kimbrel, Plantation Manager.

The horses on the property were so frightened one ran off. The repairs are estimated at upwards of $300,000.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback