Powerful storm flips cars, destroys homes in Southeast

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Associated Press

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — At least two people are dead after a massive storm ripped through the Southeast today.

The storm spawned tornadoes and dangerous winds that overturned cars on Interstate 75 in Georgia. Homes and businesses have been demolished.

Video from a Atlanta's WSB-TV shows an enormous funnel cloud bearing down on Adairsville, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. The system flattened homes and wiped out parts of a manufacturing plant.

Debris in one Adairsville yard included a bathtub, table and lumber scattered in the grass next to what appeared to be a roof. Sheets of metal dangled from a large tree like ornaments.

State emergency management officials say one person has been killed and nine have been hospitalized for minor injuries.

Another death has been reported in Tennessee after an uprooted tree fell onto a storage shed where a man had taken shelter.

The storm system has caused damage across a swath from Missouri to Georgia since yesterday.

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269-a-10-(Crystal Paulk (POHLK)-Buchanan, spokesperson, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, in AP interview)-"in those counties"-Crystal Paulk-Buchanan with Georgia's Emergency Management Agency says northwest Georgia had the worst storm damage. (30 Jan 2013)

<<CUT *269 (01/30/13)>> 00:10 "in those counties"

270-a-10-(Crystal Paulk (POHLK)-Buchanan, spokesperson, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, in AP interview)-"have been reported"-Crystal Paulk-Buchanan with Georgia's Emergency Management Agency says many homes in Gordon County had storm damage. (30 Jan 2013)

<<CUT *270 (01/30/13)>> 00:10 "have been reported"

220-c-13-(Kate Brumback, AP correspondent)-"on the ground"-AP correspondent Kate Brumback reports there is extensive storm damage in downtown Adairsville, Georgia. (30 Jan 2013)

<<CUT *220 (01/30/13)>> 00:13 "on the ground"

221-c-17-(Kate Brumback, AP correspondent)-"inside the restaurant"-AP correspondent Kate Brumback reports people in Adairsville tell her the high winds came on suddenly. (30 Jan 2013)

<<CUT *221 (01/30/13)>> 00:17 "inside the restaurant"

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