"Right now we cannot confirm there was a tornado," Bryan Cox, Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief, said Friday. "What we've got this far appears to be straight line winds. Doris Road out in the Barnsley Gardens area had one barn totally destroyed and had a roof blow off of another barn. Red Road in Adairsville had a tree blown down into a house and then King Road in Adairsville had a roof blow off a house and a back porch blow off of it."
The two barns on Doris Road belong to Dr. Robert Wunderle, who said both will be repaired. Speaking by phone, Wunderle said from the information he was given, it sounded like a tornado plowed through his property, sparing his home under construction across the street.
Massive trees felled in the storm rested across the farm, as though they were plucked from the ground and placed on their sides. A person at the scene said in addition to the damaged barns, a car, fencing and a horse were lost in the storm. The animal was later found among the downed trees.
Cox said Trimble Hollow Road and Holcomb Road had trees and power lines down as well as Old Highway 41 in Adairsville. The line of winds moved in a diagonal direction to Barnsley Gardens running northeast through Adairsville, Folsom and Pine Log.
No injuries were reported from the storm.
Cartersville Fire Department and Public Works said no reports of damages were called in Friday.
A shift commander with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office echoed Cox's reports, adding that the deputies also had worked "just a few accidents."
The Georgia State Patrol reported no serious accidents, and only several related to the weather in Bartow County.