At approximately 7:15 a.m. Thursday, February 6, Gordon County E9-1-1 was notified that south-central Gordon County near East Plainview Road was impacted by a storm system that caused damage to structures and toppled multiple trees due to high winds. Emergency responders from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office, Gordon County Fire Department, Gordon County Emergency Management, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and Gordon County Public Works responded to and remain on the scene in the area continuing to assess damages. Electrical crews are on scene as well to begin the process of returning power to the area.
Currently, we have located eight homes and six structures with damage, however, damage assessment continues. There were, thankfully, no reports of injuries. The National Weather Service has been contacted to complete an investigation of the affected area to determine the cause of the damage. It is anticipated the National Weather Service will arrive in Gordon County within the next couple of days to complete this assessment.
Red Cross has been notified and is available to assist anyone who has been affected by the storms. Anyone who needs to report damage or experiencing an emergency should contact Gordon County E911 for assistance.
Sheriff Mitch Ralston, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
Director Courtney Taylor, Gordon County Emergency Management Agency
Chief Doug Ralston, Gordon County Fire Rescue
Director Steve Parris, Gordon County Public Works
Director Debbie Vance, Gordon County E-911