The metro Atlanta area and most of North Georgia are preparing for severe weather moving in from the west. As of noon today the majority of North Georgia was under a Tornado watch until 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The storm which is producing hundreds of lightning strikes, heavy rain and strong winds is moving at about 50 mph will be moving of the central metro area around 1 p.m.
Local news outlets are reporting that a possible tornado was sighted in Adairsville. The massive and very distinctive funnel cloud was captured on video by an area resident. Channel 2’s website WSBTV.com has video of the tornado. Interstate 75 in Adairsville is closed in both directions. The storm brought down a number of tress blocking the roads.
WSB-TV reporter Ross Cavitt is covering the storm from Adairsville. He reported that the storms casued a tractor trailer truck and several cars to flip over. The same storm that produced the tornado also leveled a house, luckily no one severely injured. Sirens in Douglas and Cobb counties are reported as going off just before 1 p.m.
If you are in an area and hear a tornado siren you are advised to do the following:
Find the lowest area of the building you are in.
Get under a strong and sturdy structure such as a door frame, desk, etc.
If you are unable to get into a low area, find the center of the building you are in or a room with no windows.
If you are in a home you may e able to seek refuge in a bathroom tub of basement. You should avoid any unnecessary travel while the storm warnings are in affect. Stay tuned to your local news for the most accurate and up to date forecasts.