Twisters touch down in Miller County - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Twisters touch down in Miller County

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:19:59 GMT
    James Smith, studentJames Smith, student
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
  • Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:47 GMT
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
  • Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:11:03 GMT
    Scott Vandermolen, Florida residentScott Vandermolen, Florida resident
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>

September 15, 2004

Miller County- Debris swirls through just one of the developing tornadoes in the Colquitt area Wednesday night.

The only sound more frightening than the tornado sirens, the tornadoes themselves. "It Sounds like a big semi truck coming this way, said 15 year old Brittany Kimble." 13 year old Kelly Lane remembers, "It's kind of like a train coming over the top of the house."

Lane was at home watching over her little sisters. "I made them go to the bathroom, and I got my comforter and put it in there, and we sat in the bathtub," described Lane.

The twister barely missed their house on Bellview Road, but it uprooted two big Oak trees right in their front yard.

At least ten tornadoes were spotted throughout the area. Kimble says "We didn't know what it was. It just came up so fast."

It was so fast, it snapped power lines and trees and left minor damage to some homes. The tornadoes also left people in this South Georgia County feeling fortunate, because despite a tense and traumatic evening, there have been no injuries reported in the area.

Posted by jennifer.hulsey@walb.com at 10:31 PM.