Authorities say at least seven people were injured in Georgia as powerful storms roared across the state Thursday, damaging homes, downing trees and zapping power. National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Garcia said a survey team plans to visit Gordon County Friday afternoon to determine whether a tornado was responsible for destroying one home and damaging several others near Calhoun.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is calling for donations to aid in the recovery in Spalding County from last week's deadly tornadoes. Two people were killed and 341 homes and businesses were reported destroyed or damaged in the county. GEMA says that beginning on Thursday, donated goods will be received at a center at 819 Memorial Drive in Griffin from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that President Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 16 counties devastated by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding on April 27-28. The storms killed 15 people and hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he has spoken to President Barack Obama and has been assured that federal aid will flow to tornado-ravaged counties in Georgia. The Republican governor spoke to reporters Thursday at a state command post in Atlanta after touring some of the hardest-hit parts of the state. He said the Democratic president had promised to do all he could to help Georgia recover.