The Wall Street Journal: Deadly storms tear through rural Georgia

ATLANTA — At least 12 people were killed and 23 injured when powerful storms swept through a rural section of southern Georgia on Saturday night and Sunday morning, a state official said.

All the deaths were weather related, said Catherine Howden, a Georgia emergency management spokeswoman. She declined to provide any further details on the deaths. State emergency workers were trying to assess the damage from the storms and figure out what local agencies needed, she said.

Deadly Storms, Tornadoes Hit Southern States


Powerful storms swept southern states on Saturday night and into Sunday morning, killing at least 11 people in southern Georgia and four people in the Hattiesburg, Miss.

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