Here are some preliminary reports of damage in the midstate:
Bibb CountyThere is widespread damage to buildings and homes across the county, particularly in south Macon and the Lake Tobesofkee area. Trees are down and blocking roads throughout the county. (See related story.)
Laurens CountyOne person was killed and three others were injured as a possible tornado destroyed several homes at U.S. 441 and Evergreen Road. Numerous trees are down.(See related story.)
Johnson County Kite, a small town on the extreme eastern side of Johnson County, was hit hard by this morning's storms, but no fatalities and only one significant injury has been reported, Mayor Kenneth Carroll said.
"It's pretty bad," Carroll said. "We've had — it took out a big portion of the city gym. There is probably 10 or 15 houses that have trees on top of them. At least 10 or 15. Power's out. Water's out. Phones out. It's a wonder that y'all got through."
Johnson County has declared a state of emergency. One man reported a broken leg, Carroll said. At one point every road in or out of Kite was closed, Carroll said. Just north of the city, an area called Gumlog was hit hard. One mobile home was flipped over, another hit by a tree and others were damaged, Carroll said.
"The entire area of Gumlog had buildings (damaged). Roofs torn off of houses - that sort of thing."
Wilkinson County Several mobile homes in Irwinton were damaged by falling trees this morning, but no serious injuries have been reported, according to a sheriff's office dispatcher. There was also damage to Wilkinson County High School, where the main building sustained some damage and the football field house was destroyed, the dispatcher said. "Right now we're just concentrating on trying to get the roads clear. ..." the dispatcher said. "We have trouble all over the county."
Crawford County Some homes were damaged in eastern Crawford County, but no injuries had been reported as of 9:15 a.m., a sheriff's office dispatcher said. "A bunch of trees down," dispatcher Amanda Haynie said. "A few houses damaged. Nobody was injured." Haynie said she didn't know how many homes were damaged, but all of the reports were on the east side near the Bibb County line.
Sumter County Numerous trees down with several tornado reports coming in from the Leslie community, but none of the tornado reports has been confirmed by the National Weather Service.