Wed., January 30, 2013 1:55pm
Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there. The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing him.
Thu., November 8, 2012 1:00pm
The tornado that struck Gainesville in 1936 is considered one of the deadliest in U.S. history, with about 200 people killed according to some estimates
Tue., June 12, 2012 12:06pm
City officials in Gainesville have approved demolition of a building at the site of one of the nation's deadliest tornadoes 76 years ago. A local architect says human remains might still be buried there, and he says an archaeological investigation is needed. The Times of Gainesville reports that several factory workers were killed when the tornado tore through the town on April 6, 1936.
Mon., March 5, 2012 9:05am
The Paulding Northwest Regional Airport is closed indefinitely after severe weather mangled 19 aircraft and left the hangar in shreds. Meanwhile, students are expected to return to Poole Elementary School Monday, where part of the roof was ripped off and a wall was damaged when the twister swept through Friday night.
Thu., February 23, 2012 4:48pm
Preliminary numbers from the National Weather Service show 95 tornadoes nationwide in January alone. Compare that to 16 last year, including twisters spawned by storms walloping north Georgia, and a three-year January average of just 12 storms. But meteorologists say lots of activity early in the year doesn’t mean much.
Mon., January 23, 2012 7:17am
A tornado watch covered several counties in western and central Georgia as storms moved into the state from Alabama. Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright said there were about 750 customers with storm-related outages statewide early Monday, about 400 of them in northwest Georgia.
Mon., December 26, 2011 11:15am
Three tornadoes that hit north Georgia last week bring the total tracked by the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City to 29.
Fri., December 23, 2011 6:27pm
Authorities say at least seven people were injured in Georgia as powerful storms roared across the state Thursday, damaging homes, downing trees and zapping power. National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Garcia said a survey team plans to visit Gordon County Friday afternoon to determine whether a tornado was responsible for destroying one home and damaging several others near Calhoun.
Thu., May 5, 2011 1:01pm
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is calling for donations to aid in the recovery in Spalding County from last week's deadly tornadoes. Two people were killed and 341 homes and businesses were reported destroyed or damaged in the county. GEMA says that beginning on Thursday, donated goods will be received at a center at 819 Memorial Drive in Griffin from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.
Mon., May 2, 2011 2:14pm
Insurance Commisioner Ralph Hudgens released his office's first damage estimate Monday. He said the figure will likely rise as insurance companies receive claims related to the severe weather.