Several Tornadoes Touch Down in GA, AL

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A stream of tornadoes, lightning, and hail storms pummeled Georgia and Alabama residents overnight, killing one person and injuring at least 16 others.

Officials say at least three tornadoes touched down in central Georgia, while another twister tore down trees and power lines in southern Alabama, Wednesday. Two more tornadoes were spotted outside of Macon, Ga.

Meteorologists confirmed one tornado in Jasper County, a rural area in Georgia, with winds up to 100 mph. At least 10 people were injured in that town.

The only death reported was a man in Sparta, Ga., about 88 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Thousands of residents lost electricity, but most homes had power restored by Thursday afternoon.

Crews are continuing to survey the damage and beginning clean up efforts.

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