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Homes leveled after dangerous overnight storms

One of the hardest hit areas was the Dickey community. (Source: WALB) One of the hardest hit areas was the Dickey community. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
CALHOUN CO., GA (WALB) -

Officials confirmed several people were hospitalized and mobile homes have been overturned or destroyed by an early-morning storm that tore through Calhoun County while many were sleeping.

Experts believe it produced a tornado, which was indicated by radar.

One of the hardest hit areas was the Dickey community.

Daylight Thursday revealed a pile of debris that was once a mobile home.

A mother and daughter were inside when it went airborne.

“One of my deputies arrived here first, and he found them out there, I don’t know if they were hollering or talking to him, and he found them on this side of the road. And I reckon it blew them over here with all the damage,” said Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton.

Decarla Wilkerson suffered a broken hip and arm, and her daughter broken ribs.

“They are pretty banged up, but they are going to be okay, looking at the damages it could be a lot worse,” said Hilton.

It came through just before 3 a.m. Winds were so powerful that trees were splintered and metal was twisted.

Just up the road in Edison, two mobile homes were destroyed. A man inside suffered minor injuries.

“I’m not used to seeing something like this. It’s something you see in pictures,” he said.

No lives were lost in the storm.

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