Gov. Kemp: ‘It’s a miracle’ no fatalities after EF-3 tornado hit Troup County
Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2023
On Monday afternoon, Gov. Brian Kemp toured the damage from an EF-3 tornado that hit an area of West Point Road Sunday afternoon.
“I can confirm that this was an EF-3 tornado with 140 to 150 mile per house winds,” Kemp said. “It dropped down to EF-2 in other parts of the county, but obviously right here was an EF-3.”
Kemp, his wife, Marty and James Stallings, director of the Georgia Emergency Management, were all in Troup County Monday afternoon in response to the severe weather.
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Kemp said 25 to 30 homes were completely destroyed and approximately 100 others were damaged. He said up to 12 inches of rain fell over the weekend.
“Thankfully, it’s a miracle, if you view the damage all around us in the location where we are, that we have not had a fatality, and we thank the good Lord for that,” Kemp said.
Five individuals had non-life threatening injuries.