A winter tornado pummeled a northwest Georgia community yesterday killing one person, flipping automobiles and destroying entire buildings. The storms were part of a huge, violent system that continued to rake the southern US Wednesday. At one point yesterday, a solid line of storms stretched all the way from Buffalo to New Orleans. The storms that spawned the tornado moved across Georgia and metropolitan Atlanta, forcing authorities to briefly shut down Interstate 75 and to issue a fill ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Several school systems across the Atlanta metro cancelled after-school activities as heavy rain continued to pelt parts of the region.
By: Joseph Pedraza