National Weather Service forecasters say a tornado touched down in western Georgia Sunday night. Meteorologists in Peachtree City say the EF1 twister touched down in Heard County near the Alabama border around 7:40 Sunday night and peeled the roof and front porch from a mobile home.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Coweta County. Vaughn Smith, a meteorologist based in Peachtree City, says the EF-0 tornado had a top wind speed of 85 mph Sunday afternoon. Tornadoes range from EF-0 to the most severe EF-5.
Several agencies, including the Red Cross and the U.S. Small Business Administration, are offering assistance to people in north Georgia who lost property in a recent tornado. Two disaster assistance centers opened Monday afternoon following the Jan. 30 tornado that killed a man in Adairsville.
The mayor of Adairsville says more than 1,000 volunteers helped with tornado cleanup in the north Georgia city this weekend. Volunteers arrived Saturday and Sunday to chop up trees and remove debris left from a tornado Wednesday.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced the Georgia Department of Labor will offer assistance to workers who are temporarily out of a job or have been laid off in the wake of Wednesday's storm. Butler says the department of labor's Cartersville Career Center will set up two temporary assistance centers in Adairsville between Feb. 5 and 14.