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Cleanup in Adairsville continues through bad weather

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The battered town of Adairsville - already hit with an EF-3 tornado this week - was hit with cold temperatures, rain and snow on Saturday.

But that didn't stop the cleanup process. Keith Martin came to Adairsville with dozens of volunteers knowing what they'd have to deal with.

"We had about 10 chainsaws going, a bunch of helpers who were helping to pull all the stuff out of here and, of course, it hasn't been the warmest of days - we had a little bit of snow earlier," Martin said.

To homeowner Sherry Moore, who has had a rough week after a death in the family and major damage to her home, the sight of volunteers was a welcome one.

"All these volunteers - I don't even know where they came from - they just showed up," Moore said. "And I thank God for all of them."

Those volunteers had their work cut out for them at her home. 

"(The storm) took out the roof and a tree was shot through the back wall like a spear - it just shot through the wall," Moore said. "Every tree, all my beautiful trees are gone."

Nearly 200 homes were damaged in Wednesday's storm that also killed one man, Anthony "Jody" Raines, 51. 

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