Severe thunderstorms cause damages locally, possible tormado in Ellaville

Published 5:10 pm Monday, April 3, 2017

A severe thunderstorm early Monday afternoon caused downed trees and power lines, and a house fire in Americus caused by a lightning strike. A possible tornado caused damages in Ellaville.

This house on Rawley Road in north Americus was struck by a huge pine tree that fell during the severe thunderstorms Monday. The tree clipped the back of the house and went through the carport area. No one was injured.


A closer look at the tree that fell on the home on Rawley Road Monday afternoon.


Roads were blocked by la enforcement going into Ellaville Monday afternoon after a possible tornado caused damages. This is the view into town from Broad Street.


More details will be published as soon as they are available.