2018-07-25 / Front Page

Storm hits Arlington


At least two dozen homes were damaged during Saturday’s storm, most by trees uprooted by the storm like the one pictured above. At least two dozen homes were damaged during Saturday’s storm, most by trees uprooted by the storm like the one pictured above. A line of thunderstorms passed through Southwest Georgia over the weekend damaging homes, uprooting trees, blocking roadways and causing power outages.

Arlington was hit hard Saturday when a storm left a path of damage two miles long and 1,800 yards wide, damaging half the city. The storm was described by the National Weather Service as a “75 mile-per-hour straight line wind.”

Approximately two dozen homes were damaged, mostly from trees uprooted by the storm. No injuries were reported.

Power, emergency and first responder personnel from surrounding communities converged on the community to help clear roads and restore power. The City of Blakely sent several limb trucks and the BlakelyNet Fiber Hut trailer.

The News has not learned of any other damage reports in the county, including Blakely.

Ocilla was hard hit Sunday by a similar storm and damage in other areas across South Georgia left hundreds without power in Colquitt, Decatur, Miller, Brooks and Lowndes counties.

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