7 hurt, buildings damaged by strong Ga. storms

ROME, GA

National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Garcia says a survey team plans to visit Gordon County in north Georgia on Friday to determine whether a tornado was responsible for destroying one home Thursday and damaging several others near Calhoun.

In the northwest Georgia city of Rome, high winds tore the roof off a building at Shorter University.

Floyd County Emergency Management Director Scotty Hancock tells the Rome News-Tribune the storm toppled 50 trees. CBS Atlanta reports that an employee of a Rome insurance business escaped serious injury when strong winds tossed debris onto her body. Beams and girders were all that remained of the building Friday morning.

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