Portions of Liberty County, especially the eastern part of the county, bore the brunt of Sunday’s severe thunderstorm. Some residents have suggested a small tornado might have touched down, but that claim has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service.
Around 8 p.m. trees on Interstate 95 were uprooted near mile marker 71, injuring a motorcyclist who was traveling southbound. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper John Snipe, the agency is investigating whether he was struck by a tree or may have hit it while it was laying on the road. Crews spent a better part of the evening cutting and removing limbs.
Meanwhile, on the 3000 block of Old Darien Highway near Retreat Road, the Corley family huddled inside as strong winds cut a path near their home knocking down trees and snapping off treetops.The family said a camper they were going to take on vacation next week was overturned during the storm. The Corleys said when the storm passed through it sounded as if a large helicopter was preparing to land on the home which sustained roof damage.