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 >>
July 15, 2004
Albany- Storms roared through all of south Georgia. There was damage and power outages from Seminole County in the southwest to Coffee County in the east.
Trees and limbs littered yards throughout Dougherty County. In west Albany neighbors helped each other clean up. In Crofton Subdivision, Myrt Harris waited for the storm to pass. Then she took a look out her window.
"I had no idea that it had done the damage that it had," Harris said.
What used to be her pear tree, was sprawled out over her driveway. It just couldn't handle the heavy winds. Thanks to her neighbors, the Eason family, Harris won't have to handle getting the mess out of her yard.
"All of them just came with their chain saws and we're all cleaning up right now." Across the street, it was a similar scene.
Another pear tree and more sets of helping hands. "It's a very nice neighborhood to live in," she said. "So I'm very thankful."
Thankful she lives in a place where the people prove what neighbors are for.
The high winds didn't take it any easier on South Albany. A storm uprooted this tree in a yard on Shadowlawn off Gordon Avenue. The tree knocked down power lines and left people in the area without power for a while.
Valerie Humphrey came home to find her driveway blocked with part of a tree in her front yard.
"I was going to cross the railroad track and I saw the power lines just jumping around and shooting sparks, so I went all the way back around, so finally when I got home this is what I found, but it was in the driveway," she said, pointing to a large branch now in her yard.
At the corner of Gordon and Drexel, strong winds blew down another tree. It didn't take out any power lines but blocked part of the road.
Many people in Southwest Georgia were without power Thursday night. Just in the Radium Springs area more than 600 customers lost power. Georgia Power and Water, Gas & Light crews worked near Holly Drive to get power lines off the ground and repaired.
Trees blown down by heavy winds turned poles and lines into a mangled mess.