Historic district in Conyers hit hard by severe weather - CBS46 News

Historic district in Conyers hit hard by severe weather

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The sound of chainsaws could be heard throughout Conyers' historic district Thursday. The downtown area was hard hit by Wednesday night's severe weather.

Don Adams, 69, lives at the Magnolia Assisted Living Home. Several trees fell around the house but none hit it.

"It's enough to scare you to death because I didn't know what to do," said Adams.

Conyers Director of Public Relations Jennifer Edwards told CBS Atlanta News early Thursday that trees all across the city were knocked down by the storm.

County public works crews worked into the wee hours of the morning cleaning up debris that blocked city streets.

Right around sunrise, residents began to wander out to survey the damage for themselves.

"I came over to look at my building to see if there is any damage," said Laura French, an attorney whose office is on town square. "The prospect of losing files and documents and records is pretty scary."

At The Pointe, a bar and grill located in the city's historic district, strong winds ripped large chunks of the roof off and scattered it across what amounts to the length of a football field.

City officials can't say how long cleanup will take.

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