Residents in the Northwestern portion of Chattooga County experienced a storm last night that left homes damaged, trees across roadways and power outages. Shortly after midnight on Sunday morning the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning. The storm made its way through DeKalb County, Alabama and clipped the northwestern portion of Chattooga County.
At 12:48 AM the storm hit the Stateline Road area of Cloudland uprooting trees and sending power lines to the ground. The storm appeared to cover about a half mile path from Stateline Road across Gilreath Mill Road and Highway 157. Power lines and downed trees shut down Stateline, Gilreath Mill and Highway 157 roads. Lamar Canada with Chattooga County Public Works told AM 1180 on the scene that the storm had taken the roof off the home of Dennis and Theresa Brown who live on Highway 157 below Mt. Olive Church.
The storm continued across the mountain and hit the Harrissburg / York Road area in Teloga. According to Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters the area experienced downed power lines and trees and debris littered the roads.
Georgia Power customers as well as North Georgia EMC customers were without power as crews worked to restore service to the hard hit areas. Emergency crews continued to work throughout the night and will be working most of the day Sunday clearing the roads and assessing the damage.