DISASTERS

Suspected tornado causes injuries in southwest Georgia

  • A tree is down on a mobile home in the Pike Road Village community in Pike Road, Ala., Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a storm. Strong storms rolled through central Alabama on Wednesday night and Thursday morning leaving damage in their wake. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    A tree is down on a mobile home in the Pike Road Village community in Pike Road, Ala., Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a storm. Strong storms rolled through central Alabama on Wednesday night and Thursday morning leaving damage in their wake. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • A tree is down on a mobile homes in the Pike Road Village community in Pike Road, Ala., Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a storm. Strong storms rolled through central Alabama on Wednesday night and Thursday morning leaving damage in their wake. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    A tree is down on a mobile homes in the Pike Road Village community in Pike Road, Ala., Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a storm. Strong storms rolled through central Alabama on Wednesday night and Thursday morning leaving damage in their wake. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Harry Baker stands outside of his daughter's mobile home in the Pike Road Village community in Pike Road, Ala., Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a storm. His daughter and grandchildren escaped unharmed. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Harry Baker stands outside of his daughter's mobile home in the Pike Road Village community in Pike Road, Ala., Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a storm. His daughter and grandchildren escaped unharmed. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a suspected tornado hit Calhoun County in southwest Georgia early Thursday, causing property damage and injuring several people.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Fournier says two people were seriously injured when a trailer home was destroyed in Dickey. They had to be taken to a hospital but were conscious.

He said several other people received less serious injuries when trailer homes were overturned in Edison.

A number of trees and power lines were also down in the area after the storm swept through.

Fournier says it's almost certain that the damage was caused by a tornado. The weather service hopes to send a storm team to the area later Thursday to investigate.

Strong thunder storms that swept through the metro Atlanta area also downed some trees.