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Chief: 1 dead in GA storm's aftermath

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An Upstate tornado siren is used to warn residents of severe weather. (File/FOX Carolina) An Upstate tornado siren is used to warn residents of severe weather. (File/FOX Carolina)
ADAIRSVILLE, GA (AP/FOX Carolina) -

Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there.

The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing him.

Craig Millsap, the fire chief in Georgia's Bartow County, says officials found one person dead in the storm damage. However, he did not have further details about how the person died Wednesday.

SLIDESHOW: Severe storms rip through eastern U.S.

The storm did major damage in Adairsville, northwest of Atlanta. Cars were overturned on Interstate 75, forcing officials to close the highway in both directions.

Thousands were without electricity across the Southeast.

WGCL in Atlanta reported emergency managers said there was damage associated with a tornado that struck Adairsville, GA. They also reported that the Georgia State Patrol said homes were destroyed and people trapped in Adairsville.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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