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Overnight storm damages property, not people

Lee County (Source: WALB) Lee County (Source: WALB)
Lee County (Source: WALB) Lee County (Source: WALB)
A tree smashed this house on Hickory Grove Court  (Source: WALB) A tree smashed this house on Hickory Grove Court (Source: WALB)
Damage in Grady County (Source: WALB) Damage in Grady County (Source: WALB)

Much of Southwest Georgia experienced high winds and heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night. There were no reports of injuries on Wednesday morning as cleanup began.

The massive storm system left a damaging footprint in several cities.

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Power crews are out working to restore power in some areas. A tree was blown onto a mobile home, during a radar-indicated tornado in Whigham. 

The storm lifted a mobile home and moved it off its foundation. The homeowners say they thought they were not going to make it out. They said it was loud, lots of rain lots of wind, but they had their family and that was what was most important to them. Radar indicates that the wind may have been as high as 70 miles per hour.

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The Thomas County EMA Director said they got five reports of trees down, but there's not any damage or blocking roads. Approximately 700 residents didn't have power for a short while last night, but has since been restored.

Emergency crews were dispatched to Belcher Circle off of Highway 112 North, for reports of a tree on a home in Grady County. Officials said trees are down in several other spots.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Baker, Early, Mitchell, Calhoun, and Dougherty Counties overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

Georgia Power has confirmed about 1,300 customers to be without power between Sasser, Lee, and Early Co. Sheriff officials have been called off roads due to high winds. Electricity officials said that about 600 houses were dark in the Westover Road and Beattie Road areas, and about 100 in the Beachview area. These are back on now, and outages are only sporadic.

A tree fell on a house in the Hickory Ridge Court area in Lee Co., and two trees fell on a home in the 2800 block of North Doublegate Drive in Albany.

Grady County had widespread damage, and area flooding. The storm system that passed through South Georgia is the same one that killed three people in Louisiana.

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