The storms came from the west and cut through the state quick but not without leaving devastating damage.
Straight line winds along with 60 mile gusts were the backdrop for the start of the day in North Georgia as many embraced for the worst and prayed for safety.
A tornado presumed to be about two-miles wide and 1/4 mile in length ravished the populated city of Adairsville in Bartow County. The massive twister pulverized buildings and homes.
Interstate 75 was closed on both sides in the vicinity due to overturned vehicles and semi-tractor trailers.
Adairsville resident, Anthony Raines, 51, was crushed in his bed by a tree when it fell on his mobile home and as many as nine others were hospitalized with injuries.
The damage didn't stop in Adairsville, the storms moved through the state causing havoc and massive flooding.
According to Theresa Chitwood, owner of Adairsville Travel Plaza, "the sky was swirling." Other residents reported the sounds of what mimicked freight trains.
In Tennessee the same system took the life of a man who sought shelter in a storage shed.
The storm is gone but the recovery process still remains. Everyone is working hard to put things back together and are thankful just to be alive.
Tornadoes are very dangerous and warnings must be heeded. The graphic pictures show the powerful devastation tornadoes can cause.
For now people are left to pick up the pieces and move on but sadly one never knows when the next one will come or where it will hit.
Our prayers go out to all of those who were affected by the horrible storm system.