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Severe weather in Georgia demolishes homes, claims lives

Eight people have been killed so far in what the AP reports is the largest report of severe weather - 1,100 storms - in a 24-hour period since 2000.

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A police car shines a spot light on a broken power pole in Rome, Ga. on Monday, April 4, 2011 during a thunder storm.

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Rome firefighters inspect a tree that fell on a house on Monday, April 4, 2011 during a thunder storm in Rome, Ga.

While the family below was lucky to not have been injured when a tree crashed into their bedrooms, a Jackson, Ga. family was not as lucky when a tree limb killed a father and young son. Read the full story here.

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Sam Megginson looks at the damage to his bedroom on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Rome, Ga. A tree fell through the roof of his home on Monday night during a thunder storm.

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Lucy Megginson comforts her son Sam Megginson after a tree crashed through the roof of their home in Rome, Ga., on Tuesday April 5, 2011 as Matt Megginson surveys the damage.