Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Georgia Storm Damaged Homes and Businesses in Phenix City and Columbus

Heavy storms have knocked down trees and damaged several homes in eastern Alabama and western Georgia.

The National Weather Service received several reports of possible tornadoes and funnel clouds late Sunday and early Monday, but no touchdowns had yet been reported.

Emergency officials in Columbus told the Ledger-Enquirer that two people were trapped, but uninjured, after a tree fell onto the building late Sunday. Trees and power lines across the area were knocked down.

Tornado watches and warnings were issued for much of Mississippi, Alabama and northern Georgia as the line of severe storms brought high winds, hail and heavy rains.

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