Tuesday night, Bartow County was hit with a severe thunderstorm. While Cartersville Fire Chief Scott Carter reported that all was quiet in the city with no reported damage, much of Bartow County was not so lucky. Bartow County EMA Director Paul Cuprowski reported that there were two residential fires, three or four motor vehicle accidents attributed to the storm, and around eight to ten trees that fell on roads.
The reported residential fires were on East Valley Road and in the Fairfield subdivision. Both structures suffered severe damage, as flames could be seen before firefighters could actually locate the residences.
Of all of the trees that fell on roads, none of the roads were major thoroughfares.
Power lines were reported to be down across south central and southwest Bartow County. However, the estimated 400 residents that lost power were scattered throughout the entire county.