A Community Is Asking for Help After a 2 Year Old Boy Goes Missing Following Deadly Tornadoes
A public cry has been made to help search for a missing 2 year old boy from Albany, GA. The Piney Woods Mobile Home park in which the family resides received a direct hit on Sunday. The National Weather Service has assessed the tornado produced at least EF-2 damage in Dougherty County.
A large tornado caused significant damage this afternoon in Albany, Georgia. WeatherNation field crews are live on location. WeatherNationTV.com
Posted by WeatherNation on Sunday, January 22, 2017
Volunteers have been asked to meet at the east Walmart parking lot in Albany at 8 AM ET on Tuesday.
“We’ve had people that have died. We’re trying to get our arms around where everybody is at right now. We have search crew that are looking for rubble.” Words from Chris Cohilas Chairman of the Dougherty County commission.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 16 counties in the state following the tornado outbreak. Cohilas urged, “…the people of this community, while we didn’t have help from the federal government, we were helping ourselves and telling our story… we need help.” President Donald Trump has since stated that he will help the state of Georgia.
— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) January 23, 2017
If you cannot physically volunteer, Cohilas has requested to donate to the United Way of Southwest Georgia or go to sherwoodbaptist.net.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Alex O’Brien