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Possible Tornado Destroys Convenience Market in Smithville

May 26, 2011
Dwayne Page
South Congress BP Convenience Market Destroyed

City and county authorities are still assessing the damage from a severe thunderstorm that possibly spawned a tornado early this morning in Smithville.

The storm destroyed the South Congress BP convenience market on Highway 56 south in the city limits. Damage was also reported to the Peking Restaurant and the county owned administrative building, currently under construction, formerly known as the Town and Country shopping center. Smithville Elementary School, which was also in the path of the storm, received damage to the roof and a central heat and cooling unit on top of the building.

Click the following link for an update on storm damage from DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Parker

High winds downed trees and power lines across town, especially on Bright Hill Road and the Sparta Highway.

A tree was reported to have fallen onto a home on Meadowbrook Drive.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the storm

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