Damage, power outages reported in Saturday’s severe weather

Hail also reported in Southwest Georgia

Damage, power outages reported in Saturday’s severe weather
Damage has been reported in Southwest Georgia amid Saturday’s First Alert Weather Day. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Damage and power outages have been reported in Southwest Georgia amid Saturday’s First Alert Weather Day.


Here is the damage reported:

Atkinson County

There are multiple downed trees in the northwestern part of Atkinson County.

Baker County

A windowpane was blown out of the county EMS building. Debris has been reported in Newton and Hawkinstown.

Damage reported in Baker County from Saturday's severe weather.
Damage reported in Baker County from Saturday's severe weather. (Source: Baker County EMA)

Power outages were also reported in the county.

Ben Hill County

Flooding near Blue and Gray Park.

Ben Hill Co. flooding
Ben Hill Co. flooding (Source: Cindy Clark)

Brooks County

There are downed power lines and trees in Brooks County.

There are also road washouts and reports of hail.

Coffee County

The National Weather Service Jacksonville confirmed on radar a tornado debris signature in rural Coffee County.

Damage has been reported at Bear Creek Mobile Home Park and the Baymeadows area near Douglas.

County EMA said several homes were damaged.

Downed power lines were reported in Douglas.

Colquitt County

There are reports of downed trees in Colquitt County.

There is tree damage north of Indian Lake.

There are downed limbs southwest of Riverside on Highway 111.

Cook County

There are reports of downed trees on Godwin Road.

Dougherty County

Damage has been reported on Butler Drive in Albany.

Damage at a home on Butler Drive in Albany.
Damage at a home on Butler Drive in Albany. (Source: Viewer)

A tree also fell on top of an apartment at Greenbriar Apartments, but there was no significant damage. No one at the apartment complex was injured.

A tree fell on an Albany apartment but there was no significant damage.
A tree fell on an Albany apartment but there was no significant damage. (Source: WALB)

Wind damage at a residence on the 2800 block of Capers Lane.

Home damage on Capers Lane in Albany
Home damage on Capers Lane in Albany (Source: Chester Norton)
Home damage on Capers Lane in Albany
Home damage on Capers Lane in Albany (Source: Chester Norton)

As of Sunday morning, Dougherty County provided the following about power outages:

  • Newton/Lippitt
  • 300 block of E Oakridge
  • 100 block of Pine
  • 300 block of Slater King (Mt. Zion Apartments)
  • 400 block of Odom
  • 400 block of Cedar
  • 200 block of N Madison
  • 1700 block of Jean Avenue
  • 400 block of Williams Street
  • 300 block of Cannon
  • Barbre Lane/Radium Springs
  • 1900 block of S Riverview Circle
  • 506 Johnson
  • 1700 block of Balsam
  • 2500 block of Redwood

Trees are blocking roads in the following areas:

  • Johnny W. Williams/Harvey
  • 1800 block of Edgewood
  • 200 block of Old Pretoria
  • Old Pretoria/Turbine Road

Early County

Multiple trees and power lines are down around 26256 Highway 39.

Echols County

There are reports of downed trees and power lines in Echols County.

Large hail in Echols County.

Large hail in Echols Co.
Large hail in Echols Co. (Source: Crystal Martinez)

Irwin County

Flash flooding in Mystic in Irwin County.

Flooding in Irwin County
Flooding in Irwin County (Source: Ashton Pryor)

Lee County

Damage was reported on Stocks Dairy and David roads. There are also downed power lines in the area.

Damaged reported in Lee County from Saturday's severe weather.
Damaged reported in Lee County from Saturday's severe weather. (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Miller County:

Power outages have been reported in Colquitt.

There are also downed trees and powerlines in the county.

A Colquitt flower shop was damaged in Saturday's severe weather.
A Colquitt flower shop was damaged in Saturday's severe weather. (Source: Miller County EMA)
A Colquitt flower shop was damaged in Saturday's severe weather.
A Colquitt flower shop was damaged in Saturday's severe weather. (Source: Miller County EMA)

A tree fell on Posie Patch, a Colquitt flower shop.

The weather forced the shop to close down early on Saturday.

Open for 30 years, Owner Chasity Draper said she was working to prepare arrangements for a high school prom when a tree fell through the roof.

Draper said she was absolutely terrified.

Business owner picking Up the pieces behind storm
Business owner picking Up the pieces behind storm (Source: WALB News)

“The tree fell and the debris started coming down with it and I thought it was a tornado. I was on the phone with a customer when it was happening. I crawled underneath a table and just was terrified. Scared. I thought it was a tornado,” Draper said. “It continued wind whipping. You could hear the limbs falling. You could hear it hitting the building and stuff.”

Draper says the prom ended up being canceled because of the weather.

Draper said she is working with her insurance company to get the damage repaired.

Colquitt flower shop owner picking up the pieces after Saturday's severe weather

Terrell County

A home was damaged by downed trees in Terrell County, according to the Terrell County EMA.

Two outhouses were destroyed. No one was injured.

It happened near the intersection of Harod Dover Road and Highway 45 South.

Tift County

Several downed trees were reported across the county.


Hail reports:

Hail has also been reported in Southwest Georgia.

In Atkinson County, there are numerous reports of quarter-size hail in the northwestern part of the county.

In Lenox, dime and quarter-size hail has been reported.

Nickel to quarter-size hail has been reported in Tifton.

In Echols County, tennis ball-sized hail was reported.


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