Tornadoes damage parts of Tennessee, Georgia

11:37 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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Several counties in Tennessee and Georgia are disaster zones after they bore the brunt of Wednesday's severe weather.

Just about two hours from Knoxville, a tornado touched down in Adairsville, Georgia. The damage there is extensive.

There were reports of people still trapped by the evening in homes and businesses. I-75 was closed in both directions after the storm flipped cars onto their roofs and tossed them onto the shoulder. At least one person is confirmed dead.

A second person died as a result of the storms in Middle Tennessee. There are eight confirmed tornadoes in the middle and western part of the state affecting six counties.

The strongest were two EF-2 tornadoes. One was reported in Hickman County. The other was in Wilson County in Mount Juliet. That's where a 47-year-old man died. He was in a shed when a tree fell onto it.

A warehouse and automotive business were also heavily damaged there. Dozens of trees were blown down.

The National Weather Service will be out Thursday assessing the damage.

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