Tornado Causes State Of Emergency In Georgia, Hits New York Tonight; Watch Video Of The Storm Here [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on January 30, 2013 5:22 PM EST

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A big rig truck gets swept sideways in Georgia after a strong tornado system struck the mid-Atlantic state. (Photo: YouTube)

A destructive tornado system brought mass damage across the country as it ripped through Adairsville, Georgia, on Wednesday. Interstate 75 is now littered with debris, forcing officials to shut down a 10-mile stretch of road as first responders tend to the damage.

In Bartow, Georgia, houses were damaged as the tornado threatened to rip roofs off of homes. People inside reported injuries and trauma. Beyond structural damages, more than 8,500 power outages have been reported across the state.

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Making matters more severe, the twister that tore through Georgia was just one out of a handful that formed across the South and the Midwest. The National Weather Service stated a storm warning on Tuesday.

"The intense storm system that brought severe weather to the Mississippi Valley on Tuesday will move eastward on Wednesday, bringing a risk of severe weather from the upper Ohio Valley southward to the central Gulf Coast and eastward to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coast," the National Weather Service reported. "The main threat will be damaging wind along with the possibility of tornadoes, especially across eastern Ala. into western Ga."

Now, the Weather Channel warns that even the cities Philadelphia, New York and Boston should expect strong weather tonight as well. Some areas may even experience strong winds in excess of 70 mph.

We warn everyone to stay safe tonight. Be sure to check out the raw tornado footage in the video below:

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