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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Douglas County Severe Weather Claims One Fatality

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Douglas County Firefighters responded to an emergency call for a tree on a car and a possible occupant inside around 10:36 a.m. on Campbellton Street between Woodrow Avenue and Spring St. in Douglasville.  

 

“When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered the driver was trapped inside the vehicle with power lines and a tree on the vehicle.”  Douglas County Communications Director Rick Martin said. “Firefighters had to extricate the driver who we are only identifying as a male at this time until next of kin are notified.” 

 

In another part of the County, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 10:14 a.m.  At 10:21 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for east central Douglas County, Georgia. The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down in Douglas County.

 

Douglas County E-911 dispatchers received numerous reports of damage from the severe weather that swept through the county causing additional trees and power lines to fall. A list of some of those reports are as follows:

Tree reported down at 5945 Liberty Rd tree reported on lines and a house.

Tree reported down on Yeager Rd/Greenwood Drive.

Tree reported down on Skyview Dr./Mt. Vernon Rd.

Power lines and trees reported down on N. Summers Cir/Kings Hwy

Tree reported down on 4978 Kings Hwy

Tree reported down 6043 Orchard St with a report of one dog deceased.

Tree and power lines reported down at 8486 Campbell St. 

Power lines on Orchard Rd./Kings Hwy

We also have reports of flooding at 3545 Miller Street, Douglasville, Georgia.  Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department has closed all parks in the county for the rest of the day due to inclement weather, but employees remain to work and answer phone calls and emails.

For more information, please contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications & Community Relations at rickmartin@co.douglas.ga.us.

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