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Dangerous storms damage homes, buildings in Southwest Georgia

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Chicken houses flattened from high winds (Source: Roseanne Harrell) Chicken houses flattened from high winds (Source: Roseanne Harrell)
Damage from a wreck in Tifton Damage from a wreck in Tifton
Storm damage in Tifton Storm damage in Tifton
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Several buildings have been damaged as storms move through Southwest Georgia Friday morning.

Officials have reported damage to several buildings in Tifton off Carpenter Rd. and Highway 82. Power lines have been reported down along with damage to mobile homes in Tift County.

A manager at Lowe's in Tifton said storm winds have blown off both of the front doors to the business and caused structural damage.

National Weather Service: Possible tornado damage in Sylvester

Sumter County officials say a tree has fallen on a home in Americus.

In Greenough, chicken houses were seen flattened on farm property after strong winds moved through the area.

MORE: Power crews work to restore electricity in South Georgia

At 1:15 a.m. Georgia Power officials reported more than 700 customers without power in Southwest Georgia.

Storm Reports:

Thomas County - One home damaged and several trees down in a neighborhood near Tuxedo Drive.

SLIDESHOW: Right after the storm hit

Lowndes County - Trees blown over near Whitewater Road in the southern part of the county.

Worth County - Trees blown down on Tyson Steel property near Doerun.

Tift County - Widespread reports of damage to several businesses and a mobile home park near U.S. 82 and Carpenter Road.

Irwin County - Sheriff's Office reports that Magnolia Road is closed to traffic due to trees and power lines down. Officials are clearing Holt Road and Satilla Road.

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