by CELINA ARZOLA
As weather conditions worsen in southern Georgia, the number of deaths and people injured continue to rise. With eleven deaths and twenty-three people injured, the residents in Cook, Brooks, and Berrien counties – near the Florida-Georgia line – have reached a state of apprehension about the future weather conditions.
Catherine Howden of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that the deaths are related to the severe weather, however they could not specify whether or not the tornadoes have been the primary cause.
In both Cook and Brooks County a total of nine people have deceased due to mobile homes being thrown approximately 100 yards into the middle of nowhere or onto highways.
The extreme weather conditions are damaging neighboring states, including Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, but thankfully no one has died. The National Weather Service has said that the tornadoes and critical thunderstorms will continue to be danger to the residents living in south Georgia, north Florida, and southeastern Alabama.