WSB reporter Ross Cavitt captured this video of a tornado touching down in Adairsville, Ga. Wednesday. The tornado was a part of a string of storms moving across the southern part of the country.
One person has been confirmed dead after the tornado in this video collapsed a building. The storm also damaged a motel and a manufacturing plant, though authorities report all motel guests are safe and the employees at the plant are all accounted for.
We just got this photo of storm damage in Adairsville: twitter.com/wsbtv/status/2…— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) January 30, 2013
Adairsville is a town of less than 5,000 people about 61 miles northwest of Atlanta. The fatality breaks a record streak of 220 days without a tornado death in America.
The storm's damage was not limited to Adairsville. Interstate 75 — a major highway that runs from south Florida to Michigan — had to be closed after several cars were overturned in the high winds. There are also reports of damaged buildings in the city of Calhoun, north of Adairsville.
There have been tornado watches issued today across the south in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.