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Floyd EMA says, "We were lucky"

Jan 30, 2013 -- 6:17pm

By: Andrew Carter (WRGA News)

In the wake of the first severe weather outbreak of 2013, the cleanup continues for residents of Adairsville and Calhoun.

However in Floyd County, the devastation was held to a minimum as only minor reports of damage were reported as a result of Wednesday morning’s storms that tore across Georgia.

Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says the storm that destroyed a number of structures in Adairsville passed through Floyd before intensifying into a deadly twister.

“We did dodge a bullet,” said Hancock. “It went from Cave Spring, across Floyd County and dropped in Adairsville. We were lucky...Bartow was not so lucky.”

Hancock and his staff were in Bartow County Wednesday afternoon offering their assistance in the storm recovery.

Locally, only one report of any damage, that being a home in the Riverside/Celanese community where a tree fell on a house on Dogwood Street.

The biggest concern following the storms is the weakened root structures of trees due to the saturated ground, which combined with high winds could lead to additional downed trees and property damage. 

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