The weather system that moved through Shannon, Lindale and the rest of southern Floyd County knocked out power to about 2,900 people Friday night, the bulk of those in Cartersville, but did not cause any significant damage.
“We’ve got some trees down on power lines and some power outages, but there’s nothing major. There’s no structural damages or injuries,” said Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock.
Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft said about 2,000 people in Bartow County lost power Friday night, as did about 700 in Rome and nearly 100 in Cedartown. He couldn’t say late Friday when power might be restored.
The storm that hit Floyd County on Thursday night did significantly more damage, with about 5,300 customers losing power and as many as 25 trees reported down on roads or power lines.
Homes at 410 Robin Hood Road, 57 Trillium Road, 805 Eden Valley Road, 14 Hickory Mountain Road and 4728 Cedartown Highway received damage from that storm, said Hancock.
Those power outages also indirectly lead to a home being destroyed by fire just before midnight Thursday in Lindale. The residents of one side of a duplex at 6 W. Second Ave. were cooking when the power went off late Thursday evening, and the couple later went to bed thinking the stove was off.
When the power came back home, said Robert Owens of the Rome-Floyd County Fire Department, the stove caught fire. The couple, whose names were not available, was upstairs asleep when the fire broke out at about 11:50 p.m. Thursday.
The man made it out, but the woman went back for a dog. She had to jump from a second story window to get out, but the dog did not escape and died in the fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire just before 1 a.m. Friday.
Summer Crocker, a neighbor, said the couple had recently moved in, and the residents of the other apartment in the structure were out of town when the fire started.
Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service includes a 30 percent chance of storms and a high of 97 degrees.