AUGUSTA, GA – Early Tuesday morning, Textron’s E-Z-GO plant located at 1451 Marvin Griffin Road was damaged by straight line winds of 85-95 miles per hour, as confirmed by the National Weather Service in Columbia, which resulted in damages to facilities.
Some of the second shift employees were still at the facility working when the storm occurred around 2:40 AM and the company spokesman said that few workers were suffering from minor injuries where all of them are accounted for.
Marvin Griffin Road is reportedly closed after the storm’s devastation but has since reopened. However, facilities remained close.
It was also reported that at least three buildings were ruined. One building has a visible roof damage and a part of a wall collapsed with some roof detached on the second building.
According to Michael Meyers, a public informant officer at Augusta Fire/EMA, the storm knocked down trees and caused major damage to the buildings especially that of E-Z-GO’s.
A long term destruction at the said place is not expected and crews were on their feet Tuesday afternoon surveying further damages and initiated a clean-up process.
Employees are expected to return on Wednesday where they are asked to check the company’s information hotline first before coming in for work.