Suspected tornado causes injuries in southwest Georgia

Authorities say a suspected tornado hit Calhoun County in southwest Georgia early Thursday, causing property damage and injuring several people.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Fournier says two people were seriously injured when a trailer home was destroyed in Dickey. They had to be taken to a hospital but were conscious.

He said several other people received less serious injuries when trailer homes were overturned in Edison.

A number of trees and power lines were also down in the area after the storm swept through.

Fournier says it’s almost certain that the damage was caused by a tornado. The weather service hopes to send a storm team to the area later Thursday to investigate.

Strong thunder storms that swept through the metro Atlanta area also downed some trees.

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