The National Weather Service says that severe weather on May 11 spawned 15 tornadoes in central Georgia.
The strongest of the so-called “Mother’s Day tornadoes” occurred in Treutlen County and was an EF3. Most of the twisters were rated as EF2. The first tornadoes touched down shortly after 4 a.m. in Carroll and Troup counties.
Two people were killed and the storms prompted Gov. Sonny Perdue to declare a state of emergency in 13 Georgia counties.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine said estimates of damage from last weekend’s storms have reached $100 million.
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