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Same tornado hits Adairsville and Gordon County, ruled EF3



The National Weather Service said Thursday that the same high end EF3 tornado hit both Adairsville and Gordon County on Wednesday.

Officials said the track of the tornado started two miles southwest of Adairsville and was continuous all the way though Gordon County to the county line.

As the tornado moved through Adairsville, Anthony Raines, 51, was killed in the storm.

Raines was lying in bed watching TV when a tree fell through the roof of his mobile home on Cass Street.

The weather service crews are now moving to Calhoun to survey there.

On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for Bartow and Gordon counties.

In Adairsville, homes and businesses were destroyed. The Daiki plant on Adairsville Highway was torn apart.

There is a curfew in place in Adairsville from dusk to dawn. It is unknown how long the curfew is in effect.

A Facebook page has been set up for information about the Adairsville tornado.

According to Bartow County officials, power lines were reported down on Hwy. 140.

According to Gordon County EMA, a number of houses were damaged in the Farmington Drive/Beason Road area.

Residents were reported trapped in their homes, and eight people were reported injured.

In Cobb County, trees are reported down on Flamingo Drive, Bryant Lane at Shallowford Road, Old Alabama Road at Edwin Circle, and Windy Hill Road at Windy Ridge Parkway.

Crews worked through the night to restore power outages.

As of 3:45 a.m,. Georgia Power reports there are 9,600 outages statewide.

The company is working to restore power. Follow them on Facebook.

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