National Weather Service Confirms Multiple Tornadoes Across State
The National Weather Service confirmed multiple tornadoes touched down across the state during storms Easter Sunday evening into Monday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that eight people died in the storms. Two tornadoes touched down in Murray and Bartow counties.
Seven of those fatalities happened in a mobile home in Murray, according to the AJC.
An EF3 tornado, which can have winds up to 165 mph, touched down in Upson County. The NWS said that tornado destroyed seven homes and dealt major damage to another 20. There were no fatalities.
Tornadoes also touched down in Dade and Harris counties. Teams from the NWS continued to investigate other suspected tornadoes in Georgia on Wednesday.
Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Monday due to the storms, which initially left 177,000 Georgians without power. Forty tornado warnings were issued across the state.