Severe weather rips through Southeast, Midwest



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Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Severe weather wound its way through the country's south and mid section Wednesday.

A tornado seen forming in the skies over Adairsville, Georgia – northwest of Atlanta -- claimed at least one life. A large tree fell on a mobile home, killing a man inside. Across the state, strong winds overturned cars, uprooted trees, and destroyed homes.

In Latrobe, Pennsylvania, winds blew over this state police helicopter. Meanwhile, intense fog blanketed parts of New York, including the George Washington Bridge.

The weather brought dangerous conditions to the Midwest as well. Storms packing winds of 65 mile per hour swept through Indiana, knocking power out to thousands.

"We have initially about 13 houses that have been damaged that we know of as of now. We're probably going to find out more as we go through," said Roger Axe, the emergency management director for Green County, Indiana.

In Tennessee, where the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings, power was out for tens of thousands of people.

"I don't know, like a rain, like the trailer had just run into something," said Delorise Adkins, a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee. She was injured in the storms.

However, it was snow that snarled traffic in Lincoln, Nebraska.

"It's a sheet of ice, like you're driving, driving on a lake," said Jeff Carstens.

In Omaha, close to five inches of snow fell on the city.