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Tornado causes up to 12 million dollars in damage

March 25, 2003

Camilla - South Georgia tornado damage is now estimated at 12 million dollars. Deadly tornadoes hit Mitchell and Worth Counties last Thursday. Six people were killed.

More than 260 structures were damaged, 56 destroyed. If there is enough uninsured damage, the Small Business Administration will make loans to victims. GEMA Official, Gary Rice, says, "We've got 48 with no insurance at all. Information will be reported to Atlanta and then Washington D.C. to the Small Business Administration. If we get that, there will be low-interest loans to homeowners and to businesses."

GEMA says it will take a few days to find out if SBA agrees to offer the low-interest loans.

posted at 5:14PM kathryn.simmons@walb.com