Eight people were killed when storms leveled a trailer park in Cook County Sunday morning. (Photo contributed)

Death toll hits 12 after early storms; tornado watch continues in metro Atlanta

6:17 pm Jan. 22, 2017

A tornado was spotted about 4 p.m. near Albany and a watch is in effect for Cobb, Fulton and other counties until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Albany Deputy Fire Chief Sebon Burns said a tornado touched down around 3 p.m. No fatalities had been reported by 4:30 p.m., but lots of people were injured.
He said they are rescuing people from homes.

Emergency operators said

Georgia storms: ‘Rain was coming in because the winds tore half the roof’

5:56 pm Jan. 22, 2017

ADEL, Ga. — Billy Woods, his mom and his two young children were asleep when the deadly storm struck.

“It was like something hit the house,” said Woods, 42, of the high winds that hit Sunshine Acres Mobile Home Park early Sunday. “Water started coming through the ceiling. I grabbed my kids and laid on top of them till it was over.”

The rain was coming in because the winds had torn