Storms blamed for damage in north Georgia - New York News

Storms blamed for damage in north Georgia

Posted: Updated:
The roof of a business in Rome, Ga. was blown off in a storm on April 11, 2013 (Photo by Doug Evans/myfoxatlanta) The roof of a business in Rome, Ga. was blown off in a storm on April 11, 2013 (Photo by Doug Evans/myfoxatlanta)

A strong storm system bringing powerful winds and heavy rain caused some damage across Georgia on Thursday.

In Rome, Ga., high winds apparently blew an air conditioning condenser from the roof of the Southern Pipe and Supply Company. Then, the roof itself was blown from the building.  Workers say the business has been around 35 years and has never experienced anything like that before.

"That's the only building in town that got hurt. Just our luck, I guess," said manager Kevin Belk of Southern Pipe and Supply.

There were no injuries as the business was closed at the time. Belk said that some water got into the showroom. Workers put some tarp to try and minimize the damage.

A spa next door to the piping company suffered no damage, which could indicate evidence that a microburst – a small concentrated downburst of wind – blew the roof off.

Despite the damage, Belk said that the business plans on being open on Friday.

In Lumpkin County, authorities say a tree fell near a home close to Pony Lake Road. Crews have been busy most of the night clearing debris and trying to restore power in the neighborhood.

They say strong winds also knocked down many tree limbs near Highway 60.

Over in Coweta County, storm storms brought large tree branches down.

Scott Jackson said that he heard a loud thump outside his home.

"Just boom, like somebody kicked the floor real hard and that's basically it," Jackson said.

No injuries were reported.

The line of storms hit Haralson County hard, knocking one home off of its foundation. A large tree in the front yard was also uprooted.

Many FOX 5 viewers sent pictures of golf ball-sized hail. Click here to see viewer pictures from the day.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices