By Ed Payne (CNN)-
This tornado was caught on camera near Interstate 75 in Adairsville, Georgia.
Powerlines were toppled -- and one man was killed when a tree fell on his home.
Truck driver Travis Richardson saw the twister coming but he couldn't get away.
It sucked my truck in like a vacuum then it spit me out again.
Hilda Jackson and her family rode out the tornado in their storm shelter -- they lost their home but survived.
Destruction, our home's gone and I never expected to see anything like this.
The tornado heavily damaged a manufacturing plant in adairsville. About 100 workers took cover and survived.
employees at a local bank took shelter in a vault.
Probably weren't in there 10 fifteen seconds and you could feel the pressure in your ears change like riding in an airplane.
The storm system destroyed homes in Nashville.
One man was killed there when a tree fell on his shed.
And, in Mississippi, a woman credits divine intervention with saving her life when a massive tree fell on her home.
I'm telling you without a shadow of a doubt in my mind, that the Lord woke me up said 'Get Up' because I had no sooner got up and got out of the way then the tree fell on the house.
Today, residents will be dealing with the cold, windy and harsh realities... Picking up the pieces of the powerful storms.
The deaths Wednesday marked the first fatalities from a tornado nationwide in 220 days.
That is a new record for most consecutive days without such a fatality,
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