"And it was just devastating to look and see how many were in the yard."- Norman Stuckey, Dublin homeowner
The National Weather Service visited the area Saturday morning to assess the damage. They concluded that an EF2 tornado hit the area with winds of up to 125 miles per hour.
Korean War vet Norman Stuckey has survived many storms in his life, but he says those are no match for the apparent tornado that tore into his Dublin home.
"It was unbelievable. I couldn't believe that many trees could be down. I think everyone we had is down except two or three"
Laurens County EMA director Don Bryant compares this tornado to the Mother's Day storm in 2008.
"I don't think we got as much tree damage as we did with this one, but this one came through a populated area so were probably going to have more damage with this storm than with the Mother's Day storm," he said.
One neighbor says more than 20 trees fell in his neighborhood, taking down several sections of his roof and damaging his pool house.
Stuckey's wife was in he home when the storm hit.
"She heard the trees slamming down and then she heard the one that came through the bathroom... she was quite shaken up," he said.