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Adel assesses damage after severe weather rips off roofs, tosses cars

Posted at 5:28 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 17:28:38-04

ADEL, Ga. (WTXL) — One small Georgia town is now cleaning up debris caused by severe weather.

Crews in Adel are out on the roads clearing damage to buildings, roads, and even cars.

There's a lot of damage around downtown Adel and crews say they don't know where the roof on top of the trucks came from.

Many roofs were torn off of buildings, railroad crossing arms were sent flying, and cars even were knocked over by the wind.

The tornado also took out power to downtown Adel, including some of the traffic lights.

Jerry Tatum was nearby when the debris started falling. He says it was a scary sight to see.

Tatum says this isn't his first time seeing damage like this. The 2017 tornado tore the roof off of his parents' homes.

First responders and emergency management say they're still out assessing damage to the community.

In the meantime, crews are clearing the area.