Tornado causes destruction in Clarke County




This is the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Clarke County.


 “This house was built when I was four years old and I’m 56. This is the first time that we’ve had this happen,” Gail Burns, storm victim


 Ms. Burns isn’t the only one struggling to clean-up after storm and tornado damaged left more than 17,000 homes without power.


"This old barn has been out here since 1929, numerous people come by in the summer to take wedding pictures and things like that,” said Mike McAdams, storm victim.


Property owners are dealing with the headache of insurance claims and repairs but are grateful that there was no loss of life.


 “I’m real fortunate,” said Leroy Burns, storm victim.


“It was a blessing that the trees didn’t fall all the way through the house,” Burns said.


First responders say it's important to be prepared and have a plan.


 “Know ahead of time where to seek shelter and how to get weather information by your phone or weather radio,” said Eddie Ivy, Clarke County Emergency Management Director.


 Crews are cleaning the areas and the amount of damage is being assessed. In Clarke County.

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