Thursday, April 4, 2013
A transcript of a 911 call indicates at least one north Bartow County resident wanted to know why she didn't hear warning sirens minutes before the EF-3 ripped through, killing one.
Did Bartow County's tornado sirens sound Jan. 30 in Adairsville before an EF-3 tornado ravaged the area, killing one, injuring several others and damaging hundreds of buildings? Some locals say the answer is no. Adairsville resident Elaine Cooke told Cartersville Patch on Jan. 31 that she didn't hear tornado warning sirens at her home at Cass Street and MLK Drive. Cooke said a huge tree in her yard crushed her friend's car within 30 seconds of the women getting out of the vehicle. Other residents called 911 minutes before the twister hit to say the tornado sirens were not working, WSB-TV reports. One of the 911 callers asked why the sirens in Adairsville had not sounded, according to a transcript published by WSB. Ashley White, who lives …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Plant workers will be out of work for six to 12 months as the Adairsville business rebuilds.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Red Cross caseworkers, who have provided direct assistance for some 100 families in tornado-stricken Bartow and Gordon counties to date, are urging anyone with emergency disaster needs to call 706-291-6648 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Jan. 30 storm north of Cartersville in Bartow County killed at least one person and damaged hundreds of structures.
Patch took to the air today and captured several photos of Adairsville more than a week after a deadly tornado ravaged portions of Bartow and Gordon counties, killing one, injuring several and damaging hundreds of buildings. Share your own photos by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos," tell us what you think in the comments below and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Cartersville Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Related Content
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A shelter housing victims of last week's tornado, which destroyed or caused major damage to more than 250 homes in Bartow and Gordon counties, has transitioned to a place where families with emergency needs can see a Red Cross caseworker and get supplies.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents who cannot live in their homes are urged to call to set up an appointment to meet with a caseworker or to simply drop by the Adairsville shelter.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Joining 1,600 volunteers coordinated by Team Rubicon, a group of healthcare and emergency personnel from Cartersville Medical Center, Bartow County EMS and Bartow County Fire Department provided first aid and emergency transport services to tornado victim
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Priorities are feeding and sheltering of families impacted by the tornado in Adairsville and the bulk distribution of emergency supplies.
Already serving 473 meals, 483 drinks, 234 snacks and providing emotional and spiritual care to 22, volunteers are ready to serve tornado and storm survivors and first responders in Adairsville throughout the weekend.
Officials estimate a minimum of six months will be required to reconstruct the Adairsville plant ravaged by a tornado, according to the Georgia Department of Labor, which is assisting employees laid off as a result of the storm.