Gov. Brian Kemp says more than 20 homes in Georgia were destroyed by violent weekend storms that crossed the Deep South.
Kemp declared a state of emergency Monday for three Georgia counties – Grady, Harris and Talbot – that suffered the worst damage. He told reporters at a news conference that Georgia had “thankfully no fatalities. Most of the injuries are not too bad. So we’re blessed by that.”
Georgia communities were damaged by the same storm system Sunday that spawned an EF-4 tornado in Lee County, Alabama, killing at least 23 people. Numerous tornado warnings were also issued in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Kemp said the damage in Georgia likely wasn’t severe enough to qualify for federal disaster aid, though it’s too soon to know for sure.