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.
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