published Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

2 dead in Dade County, hundreds of homes destroyed

Damage from a tornado that touched down in Trenton, Ga. Staff Photo by Mariann Martin
Damage from a tornado that touched down in Trenton, Ga. Staff Photo by Mariann Martin

TRENTON, Ga. — Two people are confirmed dead in Dade County and hundreds of homes are destroyed after a tornado touched down about 6 p.m. tonight.

Sheriff Patrick Cannon said there may be a third person dead, but he couldn't confirm it at this point.

Dade County emergency crews say the Edgewood Subdivision near Trenton has been razed, but there were many homes, apartments and businesses damaged in the southwest section of the city.

“I can tell you that this whole area got mowed down,” one 911 dispatcher said.

A triage unit and a shelter were set up at Trenton First Baptist Church on South Main Street.

Though the Dade County Jail is without power, deputies said many people were coming to the facility tonight to seek shelter as the next wave of storms passed over about 9 p.m.

“The jail is much safer than a lot of other places right now,” one deputy said.

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greenj76 said...

"God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' So that all men He has made may know His work, He stops every man from His labor." Man, that is so true. We have got all our big schedules - our plans - until God intervenes with something we have absolutely no control over - the weather. It's a powerful reminder that we are not in charge and God is.

April 27, 2011 at 10:58 p.m.
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