Paulette Covington stands in her front yard where part of her home’s roof came to rest after the Oct. 7 storm. The National Weather Service confirmed the presence of a tornado but no injuries were reported.
Tornado in New Columbus: “I’m safe. My puppy dog is safe. It’s OK.”

The National Weather Service has announced that a tornado touched down in the New Columbus area about 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 7.
With several damaged homes and trees, the announcement probably didn’t surprise residents who weathered the storm.
Chris Blevins, of 4180 Georgetown Road, said the winds hit his home around 4:30 p.m.
“Things just started breaking, Blevins said, “Some of the trees, they were snapping. It’s crazy,”
Several trees in his yard, one measuring perhaps two feet in diameter, were damaged.