Surveys from Monday night storms continue

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By Charles Roop
January 5, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- It has been almost three days since severe weather rocked parts of the Southeast, including South Georgia, but we are still analyzing the data and the damage.

The National Weather Service of Tallahassee is still working to complete damage surveys in parts of South Georgia. They tweeted out Thursday that they still had work to do.


So far, they have determined that at least eight tornadoes have occurred in South Alabama and South Georgia Monday night, with a few more locations where straight-line winds caused damage.


Unfortunately, there were five fatalities from straight-line winds - four of those in Dothan, Ala. when a falling tree split a mobile home.

The NWS is expected to release their findings for a few South Georgia locations.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 5, 2017

Donalsonville, Ga. (WCTV) -- Three homes were damaged after a tornado touched down in Seminole County Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials say the EF1 tornado touched down on Grant Graham Road and caused damage to pecan groves, two mobile homes, and a single-family home.

It stayed on the ground for about 3.75 miles along Highway 91 near Donalsonville.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado had peak winds of 90 MPH and was about 600 yards wide. It was on the ground from 9:14 p.m. to 9:18 p.m.

It lifted just south of Donalsonville.



 
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