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.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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.
The self-contained motor coaches are equipped with generators, satellite technology and high-speed internet connectivity so Allstate’s National Catastrophe Team can provide policyholders claim support in areas hardest hit by a tornado.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Bartow County authorities found the pair in an abandoned home off Highway 140 in Adairsville the day after a deadly tornado ravaged the area.
Bartow County authorities the night of a deadly tornado that ravaged the area arrested a man accused of dragging a woman by her hair in a physical dispute that led to an alleged kidnapping. Sheriff Clark Millsap said Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies and investigators Wednesday night responded to an Adairsville home off of Highway 140 near the Floyd County line to a reported domestic dispute. Rhonald Dean Hyde, 44, of Adairsville, had allegedly been in a physical dispute with a 43-year-old woman. Witnesses said Hyde "dragged" her by her hair from a house and forced her into the woods. Authorities used a K-9 to track the pair in the woods, but couldn't find them after several hours of searching in the dark. Investigators Thursday …
Nearly 500 homes and commercial properties in Bartow County were damaged as a result of the EF-3 that ripped through Adairsville and continued to Gordon County.
Tornadoes that struck Georgia on Wednesday caused an estimated $75 million in insured losses, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. "That figure will rise as new claims are reported," Hudgens said in a release. "Damage to the Daiki Corporation manufacturing plant in Adarisville was quite extensive." A final count late Thursday indicated 442 residential structures and 30 commercial properties—not individual businesses—in Bartow County were damaged, The Daily Tribune News reports. Twenty-two homes and six commercial properties were completely destroyed. Share your damage pics and clips by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Cartersville Patch's newsletter…
The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to help you decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims.
As many as 100 homes and a number of businesses were damaged Wednesday after a reported EF-2 tornado sliced through downtown Adairsville and killed a 51-year-old man. Now, relief and recovery efforts are underway, with volunteers mobilizing to help clean up and rebuild and provide necessities to those who have lost their homes and belongings. You want to help, ut before you give, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips: Be cautious when giving online. Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to a charity organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s website. Rely on expert opinion when it …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Local volunteers are providing shelter; manning mobile feeding units; supplies; and providing health and emotional support.
Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross and Georgia chapters statewide continue to respond to yesterday's severe weather, including tornadoes that caused extensive damage in Bartow and Gordon counties in northwest Georgia, and isolated storm damage and flooding from northern to southern boundaries of the state. Working closely with local emergency partners, the Northwest Georgia Chapter opened two Red Cross shelters Wednesday for people displaced from their homes in hard-hit Bartow and Gordon counties at: Manning Mill Youth Facility 163-B Manning Mill Rd Adairsville, GA Belmont Baptist Church 126 West Belmont Dr. Calhoun, GA 30701 The shelters remain open today to provide a safe refuge with cots, blankets, food, personal hygiene items, health services …
Some residents and business owners Thursday started patching and repairing buildings as utility work and relief efforts began.
Updated Friday, 8 a.m. A final count late Thursday indicated 442 residential structures and 30 commercial properties—not individual businesses—in Bartow County were damaged, The Daily Tribune News reports. Twenty-two homes and six commercial properties were completely destroyed. Original Report The tornado that ripped through Adairsville produced winds in excess of 100 mph, damaging at least 97 structures, including homes and businesses. Bartow County Fire Department Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Millsap said more than 30 of those buildings suffered severe damage and would be condemned or were totally destroyed. Less than 20 were moderately damaged, while the remainder suffered what Millsap described as more cosmetic…
See what's happening north of Cartersville in Bartow County and check back for continuing updates.
Our live blog above has continues updates from folks on the ground in Adairsville, our Bartow County neighbor to the north ravaged by an EF-3 tornado with winds of 136 to 165 mph, according to The Weather Channel. Check back often for updates. Coming to us via mobile? Go to this RSS feed to see our live blog. Share your tornado or storm photos and videos with the community by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" or use the camera icon on our mobile apps.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Bartow County Schools Superintendent issued a late-night statement on the decision to hold classes in the area a day after a tornado ripped through, killing one.
Bartow County Schools students in Adairsville won't be penalized for missing school a day after the area was devastated by a tornado. While Gordon County cancelled Thursday classes due to power outages and widespread damage, Bartow students and their parents have the option of attending classes. Superintendent John Harper late Wednesday night issued this statement: Parents and students in the Adairsville Community, We are devastated with the damage caused by the tornado today. I believe we should provide an opportunity for our students to attend school tomorrow. The elementary and middle schools currently have power and we are being told that the high school will have power by midnight. School will be in session at both the elementary and …