Severe Storms Hit Georgia, Alabama

Severe Storms Hit Georgia, Alabama

ATLANTA (AP) -- Severe weather rolled through Alabama and Georgia overnight with a suspected tornado injuring several people in southwest Georgia, authorities said early Thursday.

Two people were seriously injured when a trailer home was destroyed in Dickey, in Calhoun County, National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Fournier said. 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, also in Calhoun County.

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

It's almost certain that the damage was caused by a tornado, Fournier said. The weather service hoped 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.

In Alabama, several trailer homes were damaged overnight in Montgomery County, National Weather Service meteorologist Gerald Satterwhite said. The storm did have some rotation but it was hard to tell if the damage was caused by a tornado or by straight-line winds, he said.

WSFA-TV (http://bit.ly/… ) reports that no injuries other than minor scrapes were reported. Crews were on the scene cutting through trees that fell across roads.

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