Storms damage buildings, knock out power
by Associated Press Wire
April 12, 2013 09:45 AM | 494 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Powerful storms peeled the roof from a store, toppled a tree onto a home and knocked out power to thousands of residents.

By 3 a.m. Friday, Georgia Power said 4,700 customers were without power statewide in the wake of the storms that struck the state Thursday afternoon and evening.

In the northwest Georgia city of Rome, high winds tore the metal roof off a hardware store.

In Lumpkin County in north Georgia, a tree fell onto a home, trapping a woman in her basement. Authorities say she escaped major injuries.

National Weather Service meteorologist Vaughn Smith said a survey crew was heading to Lumpkin County to determine whether a tornado struck. Smith said Friday morning that officials were still discussing whether to send teams to other areas of the state as well.
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