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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:36pm

Tornadoes Claim One Georgian

Updated: 3 years ago.
Dangerous storms moved across the Southeast Wednesday afternoon and evening, killing at least six people, including a Suwannee man whose SUV was struck by a tree.

At least six people have been killed by a storm system that spawned several possible tornadoes as it moved across the Southeast.

Officials said Thursday that an adult and a child were killed in central North Carolina during Wednesday's storms.

The rain and high winds moved across north Georgia Wednesday evening. One person was reported killed when a tree fell on an SUV.

Forsyth County sheriff's investigator Ron Tomblin said 51-year-old Kevin Neenan of Suwanee was heading north on Brookwood Road in his GMC Yukon, when a large pine tree fell onto the vehicle's roof. Authorities said he was pronounced dead at the scene, about 500 feet north of the Fulton-Forsyth county line of McGinnis Ferry Road.

In Harris County in west Georgia, school officials said a storm did some damage to schools and vehicles in parking lots as it passed through, but no children were injured. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley said two people who lived in a trailer near the sheriff's office were injured and taken to The Medical Center in Columbus.

The National Weather Service said penny-size hail was reported in Woodstock as the storms passed through Cherokee County. The storms downed several trees in the Marietta and Smyrna areas.

Suspected tornadoes were reported Wednesday in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. Dozens of homes and buildings were damaged and thousands of people were without power as trees and power lines were downed.

In South Carolina, three people were killed and five injured when a likely tornado swept through a rural community near Rock Hill, about 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C.

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