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More storm damage in Grady county

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - More clean up in Grady County. Less than two weeks after a tornado ripped through the area, severe weather hit again over the weekend.

Strong straight line winds caused damage on Spring Hill Road and many homes were without power for a couple hours.

Grady county was under a tornado watch for most of Saturday. No tornadoes formed, but strong straight line winds, ripped off a shed's roof and damaged a house front porch in a matter of seconds.

"One house reported they had damage to an equipment shed and part of their front porch. This happened around 3:30. We also had some power lines down, some trees blown across the road," said Jim Ellis, EMA Director for Grady County.

The damage was minimal, but after the recent tornadoes victims of those storms are thankful they weren't hit again.

"We've been cleaning up since then." Willard Hinton is busy everyday he says, cleaning up storm debris.

And even though he survived the tornado that swept through his county, he says he's always alert and aware of what's happening outside his window.

"You never know, you can't tell about the weather," he said.

"You should heed all watches, and be advised and be alert at all times. And have a safety plan in effect. Go to an area where there are no window, a central part of the house," said Ellis.

Grady county uses the code RED system. But emergency management still encourages everyone to purchase a weather radio for the fastest warnings and weather updates.

More than 65-hundred homes are registered for Code Red in Grady county.

If you didn't receive calls this weekend, you may need to update your information.

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