Storm Destroys Mobile Home in Fort Valley, Georgia
FORT VALLEY, GA. – According to an online news report from wgxa.tv, a storm that hit Georgia and other parts of the southern United States destroyed a mobile home and injured a woman in Fort Valley, Georgia. The storm produced a large tornado that caused destruction and fatalities in Alabama.*
On the afternoon of March 3rd, a powerful tornado touched down in Alabama and moved into Georgia. WGXA reports that the storm completely destroyed a woman’s mobile home in Fort Valley on Greer Road, spewing debris across the area and flipping over a car. The woman who was inside the home at the time was trapped and sustained injuries.
She was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to WGXA. The extent of her injuries and her current condition were not reported. The woman was not identified.
A news report from NPR states that the storm caused 23 fatalities by the current count. The death toll could rise in the coming days, as crews are still looking for people reported missing. The known victims’ ages range from 6 years to 93 years.
All of the victims have reportedly been identified and their families informed. Seven of the victims were members of the same family who lived next door to each other in Lee County, Alabama.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the tornado was two miles wide and touched down at about 2 p.m. local time on March 3rdnear the county line between Macon and Lee in Alabama. It then traveled into Beauregard, Alabama, and eventually crossed into Georgia. Its wind speeds were around 165 mph.
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Source:https://wgxa.tv/news/local/peach-co-mobile-home-completely-destroyed-woman-injured and https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/700366526/after-alabama-tornado-search-for-missing-continues-as-recovery-begins
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