According to Pickens County Fire Chief Bob Howard, the severe weather that swept across Georgia overnight left no significant damage in Pickens.
“We were very lucky,” Howard said, who reported that two counties to the west suffered significant hail damage. “We had probably less than six trees down and two structure fire calls from lightening, but those produced nothing major, just smoke.”
Howard said a cloud with an upper atmospheric rotation capable of producing a tornado traveled through Pickens at one point in the evening, “but it never produced anything,” he said. “This cloud started near the Alabama line and traveled through Pickens, then it died in Gilmer.”
No power outages were reported.