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Seminole residents convinced they saw a tornado

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

October 8, 2008

DONALSONVILLE, GA (WALB) - Heavy rain and wind swept through much of Southwest Georgia late Wednesday afternoon and evening. A neighborhood in Seminole County sustained the worst damage.

There's a lot of clean up to be done in Paradise Acres subdivision just south of Seminole State Park. Huge trees were uprooted. Two houses were damaged from the wind and fallen trees. And the storm blew the roof right off one of them.

One man says it's a miracle his house was spared.

"We were very fortunate. The good Lord blessed us, we didn't have any damage to our house other than some limbs and stuff. I have a camper and boat in the backyard, but no damage at all. But the two houses here to my left had extensive damage. Roofs torn off...big trees on them," says Troy Barfield, a Paradise Acres resident.

The people who live in Paradise Acres believe a tornado caused the damage, but the National Weather Service has not confirmed a tornado touchdown.

Luckily the two damaged houses are for sale and vacant. No one was hurt. Feedback

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