As a giant storm system passed through the American Southeast on Wednesday, a massive tornado touched down in Adairsville, Georgia, flipping cars and trucks across a major highway and killing at least one person while injuring numerous others.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that officials are receiving "numerous calls" about injuries relating to the storm. Interstate 75 has been shut down because "dozens" of cars have been overturned and now traffic is closed in both directions. A number of local houses and business have also been damaged as the storm passes across northwest Georgia. Local WSB-TV is streaming live with updates. Thankfully, so far there have been relatively few power outages, and no state of emergency has been declared.
There has been one fatality reported because of the storm.
Confirmed Fatality from the Adairsville, GA Tornado breaks a record streak of 220 days without a tornado death in the U.S. #sad :-(— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) January 30, 2013
This is one of the many pictures to emerge that actually starts to depict the real scope of the twister:
There's also this pretty terrifying video of storm: