BONAIRE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Houston County woman is dead after a tree falls onto her home during Monday’s storms.
A Houston County Emergency Management Agency news release identified the victim as 55-year-old Carla Harris.
According to Houston County EMA Director Chief Christopher Stoner, straight line winds moved into the Bonaire area, causing a large pine tree to fall onto a mobile home on Fox Hall Blvd.
Chief Stoner says the emergency call came in around 4:35 Monday afternoon. Houston County Fire, EMS and the Sheriff’s Office all responded to the home.
The news release said a storm cell passing over the area averaged 25 mph winds before rapidly intensifying over Bonaire with 50 to 60 mph wing gusts.
Red Cross has been notified and will help the family.