A Georgia town is picking up the pieces after an overnight tornado left one man dead and others injured. Coweta County officials blame the death on the EF2 storm that caused "catastrophic" damage in Newnan.

Authorities reported several downed trees and power lines in the town Friday morning. Newnan, coined "the city of homes," is also known for its historic homes. There is a rich history with the homes being used as hospitals during the Civil War.

Local store damaged and covered in debris following deadly tornado in Newnan on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Local store damaged and covered in debris following deadly tornado in Newnan on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Georgia Dept. of Transportation crews clean up roadways near the Coweta County Court Clerk's Office in Newnan, Ga.
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Georgia Dept. of Transportation crews clean up roadways near the Coweta County Court Clerk's Office in Newnan, Ga.
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Crews work to eliminate downed trees and debris following deadly tornado in Newnan, Ga.
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Crews work to eliminate downed trees and debris following deadly tornado in Newnan, Ga.
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Debris surrounds historic home in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Debris surrounds historic home in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Coweta County resident wakes up to debris from deadly tornado on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Coweta County resident wakes up to debris from deadly tornado on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Coweta County resident surveys damage left from overnight storm in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26.
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Coweta County resident surveys damage left from overnight storm in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26.
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Historic home damaged in deadly storm in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Historic home damaged in deadly storm in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Deadly tornado damages traffic light on Greenville St. in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Deadly tornado damages traffic light on Greenville St. in Newnan, Ga. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Local businessman Mark Knox told GPB that his store, Knox Furniture, had never experienced anything like the storm. The second-generation business owner said approximately 80% of the store's roof is gone.

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Caption: Mark Knox, the store owner of Knox Furniture in downtown Newnan, assesses the damage from the tornado that ravaged his store. The 8,500 square foot shopping complex roof was almost completely removed from the store, causing extensive damage.

 

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Newnan officials ask for donations to help those who were affected by the storm. 

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24 hour progress shot taken of Newnan after extensive tornado damage. Residents are working to pick up the pieces.

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