Wednesday's tornado killed a man in Bartow County; heavy rains caused accidents and flooding on roads throughout metro Atlanta.
Cobb County, metro Atlanta and most of north and central Georgia were hit with severe weather Wednesday as powerful thunderstorm systems moved quickly through a large portion of the state. Multiple news reports indicate that at least one person in Bartow County was killed because of a tornado; keep up with the latest updates on Cartersville Patch. The Georgia State Patrol confirmed that a tornado touched down and significant damage was sustained in the Bartow community of Adairsville on Wednesday morning, and that traffic on Interstate 75 was shut down in both directions in that area. Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in Bartow and Gordon County, where eight people were reported injured. Cobb also was under a severe …
Cobb County escaped the wrath of tornadoes Wednesday, but another nearby county wasn't so lucky.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Julia Harris
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tornado sirens wailed across parts of Cobb County Wednesday afternoon. Cobb County schools moved students into hallways and safe rooms, such as libraries, for up to an hour during the afternoon's tornado warning. Marietta experienced a lot of wind, rain and nervousness as the tornado sirens blared, but avoided any serious effects. The storms moved through less than three hours after the county’s 911 system was down. Forsyth County wasn’t so lucky; Cumming Patch has the story of a man killed when a tree crushed his car. When the tornado warning came and the kids were at school, did you text message back and forth with your kids? Did you take the warning seriously and take shelter? Share your experience with neighbors in the Comment Box …