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Cherokee residents cleaning up after tornado

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Friday night's EF-1 tornado left a path of fallen trees across parts of Cherokee County on Friday, leaving locals with lots of cleaning up to do this weekend.

Eddie Robinson, the assistant fire chief for Cherokee County, was out until 1 a.m. Friday helping others affected by the storm.

"Workwise, it was just a crazy night. We had damage pretty much throughout the county," Robinson said.

While working, he got an emergency call of his own from his wife.

"The trees were falling, the roof's coming off the house and the neighbor's trapped," Robinson said.

He came home to dozens of trees that had fallen in his neighborhood, blocking roads and crushing one home.

"At that point, I kind of became a customer of the fire department instead of the fire chief," Robinson said. "Those guys took care of everything."

His office estimates about 10,000 customers in the area were without power. Two people had to be saved from cars that had been crushed by falling trees.

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