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 >>
September 27, 2004
Thomas County-- Before the brunt of Tropical Storm Jeanne even hit Thomas County. "The power was off and the house started rumbling and the doors started shaking," said Ashley Shrout.
What happened next,shook the family inside. "We ran outside to see what and the tree fell." At first glance, it appears the Shrout family is pretty lucky, and in fact, they are. The tree missed the house and all seven people inside, but the tree landed on not one, but two vehicles, totaling both.
But it could have been worse. "We were lucky. My mother-in-law was in there on the phone when it fell. And if it would have fell, it would have got her bedroom and half the house," said Storm Victim Patsey Weaver.
Speaking of luck, the family that was inside this house, is lucky to be alive, or maybe I should say it's a miracle they're alive. A massive pine tree uprooted and then fell on top of the house. It split two bedrooms in half, but all nine people inside escaped without serious injury.
"The wind had woke me up. That whirrrr had woke me up." The crashing of a tree would make certain Patsey Weaver would not go back to sleep. "The next thing I know it had hit."
One of the branches struck Patsey's granddaughter on the face. And even though her home of 20 years is gone. "You know what? I'm very happy, because we all together and alive. I thank God, I know we are blessed." Blessed because her family safely weathered this storm.