Tornadoes have been on the minds (and camera phones) of everyone in Upson County for the past two days.
More sightings of funnel clouds have been reported this week than Upson County has seen in years.
According to the National Weather Service Atlanta Office in Peachtree City, on Monday, Aug. 25, there were confirmed funnel clouds in Upson County. One near Cobbtown Road and the other near County Road, though no touchdown or major damage was reported. There was also an unconfirmed tornado near Roland Road Monday with very little reported damage.
Monday’s storms yielded minimal wind damage, and according to Upson EMC officials, just a few trees were blown down in the roadways.
“We’ve had little damage,” said Upson EMC Assistant General Manager Neal Trice. “The few trees that have fallen (so far) in the roads have been cleared.”
According to authorities, no fires have been started by the storms either.
“None of the fire districts have reported any damage.” said Billy Mitcham, Upson County Emergency Manager.
The rain that accompanied the storms was heavy, but unsteady.
According to Martha Ann McCarthy, Upson County has received just over three-and-a-half inches of rainfall as part of the storms that have taken place since Saturday. McCarthy owns a home weather station and contributes unofficial weather information to the Upson County Emergency Staff.
Though no official information has been released on the storms that occurred Tuesday, funnel clouds were spotted by Thomaston Times reporters, and reported by citizens.
No injuries, deaths or the like have been reported at this time. For additional coverage on this weeks severe weather, read Friday’s edition of The Times.