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Deadly Severe Storms Rip Through the Southeast This Weekend

23 Jan 2017, 9:55 am

It was a devastating weekend for severe storms in the Southeast. 20 people lost their lives as the destructive storms produced at least 39 tornadoes. The National Weather Service continues to conduct surveys and confirmations at this time.

15 deaths were reported in South Georgia where tornadoes touched down Sunday. According to the Associated Press, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said that a total of four people died Sunday in his county that includes Albany. Coroner Tim Purvis in Cook County confirmed seven people died at the mobile home park in the rural community of Adel, where about half of the 40 homes were leveled. The 15 killed in south Georgia included two deaths each in Berrien and Brooks Counties.

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At least four people died after an EF3 tornado struck Hattiesburg, Mississippi early Saturday morning. Widespread damage was reported as the tornado was on the ground for more than 30 miles. A State of Emergency was declared for the area by government officials.

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Officials in Columbia County, Florida, reported one person died when a tree fell on their home near Lake City. Wind gusts above 60 mph were clocked in several areas of North Florida.

The storm system responsible for the severe weather has now moved offshore into the Atlantic Ocean. Severe weather is not expected in the Southeast today.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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