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Severe winds leave Shellman with damage

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June 24, 2004

Shellman- The storm blew through Shellman around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Power was out all over the city. Fortunately no one was hurt.

The hardest winds hit on Main Street. Large, old pecan trees were ripped from the ground. One tree took power lines down with it, causing the city-wide outage. Volunteers and rescue workers were removing a pecan tree from another house. It was some of the worst damage to a home.

Witnesses say the storm hit fast and they were surprised at the amount of damage.

"Before we knew, it was over and done with. Gone," said Jimbo Shoemate, who was inside the First Baptist Church in Shellman."I didn't expect it to be that big of a deal. It was hard heavy wind and, you know, rain,"

Georgia Power workers were on the scene said it would be at least two hours before all the power in the city is restored.

posted at 11:10 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com