High winds damage Young Harris residence

Towns County weather

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – High winds caused substantial damage to a residence in the Morgan Court subdivision of Young Harris this morning as severe weather approaches the Towns County area. Manny Carrion, owner of Carrion Tree Service, submitted a photo of the damage to FYN, warning area residents to remain vigilant of the dangers associated with the storm system.

Carrion Tree Service

Photo courtesy of Carrion Tree Service

“This is going to be a long day and night,” Carrion said, adding that limbs from the fallen tree nearly injured the homeowner by a mere 8 feet, crashing through the homeowner’s roof into a home office.

“Please be careful while traveling today,” Towns County Emergency Management Agency advised. “Towns County is expecting 4-5 inches of rain over the next 12-16 hours as well as high winds. Be on the lookout for fallen trees and power lines.”

According to the National Weather Service, a line of showers and thunderstorms will move across north and
central Georgia today and tonight. Some storms could become strong to severe with the primary hazards being damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and tornadoes. Heavy rain could also bring localized flooding. The best timing for severe weather will be between approximately 3 pm and midnight Saturday.

In addition, windy conditions are expected for today into this evening. With the saturated soils, winds could uproot trees across the area which could then down powerlines. Gusty winds may blow unsecured objects. A wind advisory is in effect from 7 am to 10 pm.

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