National Weather Service confirms at least 5 tornadoes touched down in Georgia last week

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least five tornadoes touched down in Georgia during strong storms last week.

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Three people in Georgia were killed, including a 5-year-old boy, during the storms on Thursday. The child, Egan Jeffcoat, was killed when a tree fell on his mother’s car in Butts County.


A 32-year-old lineman, Jesse Maxwell, was working on a bucket truck in Jasper County when a limb snapped back and hit him in the head, killing him. A GDOT worker in Walker County was also killed. The employee, who hasn’t been identified, was trying to remove a fallen tree from the road in Lafayette when the tree shifted and landed on the worker.

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On Monday, the NWS added two more confirmed tornadoes to the list, bringing the total to five. They are as follows:

  1. An EF-1 in Cobb County

  2. An EF-2 in Meriwether, Pike and Spalding counties

  3. An EF -1 in southwest Spalding County

  4. An EF-2 in northwest Troup County

  5. An EF-1 in Warren and McDuffie counties