City of Griffin Under Curfew After Damaging Storm

The city of Griffin, Georgia, was under curfew until 6 am on January 13 after a tornado-warned storm caused damage, “widespread power outages”, and blocked roads.

This footage, filmed by Amanda Phillips, shows damaged cars and debris strewn about the parking lot of a Walmart in Griffin.

“Cars were scattered all over the parking lots along with shopping carts. The AC unit from the roof of the Walmart was … in front of the sliding doors,” Phillips told Storyful.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that there was storm damage across Spalding County and the City of Griffin.

“There are widespread reports of trees and power lines down, businesses and homes damaged, and we along with all public safety agencies in the county, public works and others are attempting to get into some areas,” the sheriff’s office said.

In Alabama, Gov Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency for worst-hit counties after at least six people were killed in a powerful tornado. Credit: Amanda Phillips via Storyful

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