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Deadly Tornado Strikes Georgia

Semis overturned, homes destroyed and a death in Adairsville. The U.S.’s streak of 220 days without a tornado death is broken.

1. A reporter for WSB-TV captured the tornado forming.

2. The damage was extensive …

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Interstate 75.

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Dorothy Wilkey, of Adairsville, Ga., sits at her friends’ home as a damaged trees and utility lines are shown in the yard.

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Workers with Adairsville Grocery help salvage products from the store after it was damaged.

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Pam Parker sifts through debris while looking for any personal belongings in the area where she was sitting at her desk when a tornado struck the Daiki plant, a metal fabrication company where she works in accounts payable.

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Family photos are seen inside a tornado shelter where residents ran from their homes to take cover.

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Nathan Varnes, of Cartersville, Ga., right, helps Georgia Search and Rescue firefighter Billy Green, left, search a destroyed home for a dog.

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Will Carter, 15, pulls up debris while searching for the family dog, a pit bull named Niko.

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15. Authorities have not yet released the name of the person killed. But one Instagram user speculated that this was his or her dog.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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