Mitchell County man injured in Sunday storm




storm-cloud-hiA Mitchell County, GA, man was injured Sunday, Jan. 4, after storm winds overturned the camper he was staying in.

Straight line winds hit a barn and overturned a camper where J.T. Black was staying off Old Pelham Road. Black was taken to a local hospital for treatment but his injuries were reportedly minor.

Firefighters and paramedics were able to free Black from the camper by breaking out a window and pulling him through.

The storm damage in Mitchell County happened at about 11 a.m. Sunday. Earlier in the morning, at around 9:30 a.m., Baker and Calhoun counties were under a tornado warning, however, no major damage was reported.

The approximate area of damage from straight-line winds was described as being between Strawberry Road and Landfill Road, northwest of Pelham and south of Camilla.




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