ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (January 30, 2013)--At least two people are dead after a massive storm ripped through the Southeast Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and dangerous winds that overturned cars on Interstate 75 in Georgia.
Homes and businesses were demolished.
Video from Atlanta's WSB-TV showed an enormous funnel cloud bearing down on Adairsville, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta.
The system flattened homes and wiped out parts of a manufacturing plant.
Debris in one Adairsville yard included a bathtub, table and lumber that was scattered in the grass next to what appeared to be a roof.
Sheets of metal dangled from a large tree like ornaments.
State emergency management officials say one person was killed and nine have been hospitalized for minor injuries.
Another death was reported in Tennessee after an uprooted tree fell onto a storage shed where a man had taken shelter.
The storm system has caused damage across a swath from Missouri to Georgia since Tuesday.