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Tornadoes hit South Georgia

There were three tornado touchdowns in Southwest  Georgia overnight in Grady and Thomas Counties. There are no serious injuries reported, but there is property damage.

A major cleanup effort is underway in Thomasville.  A tornado touched down in parts of the city just after 1:00AM, tearing down trees and power lines and causing damage to several homes. One of the hardest hit areas was in the Baytree Estates mobile home community in Thomasville

The tornadoes hit first in Grady County where there are trees down, mobile homes damaged and power outages. A tractor trailer rig in Grady County hit a tree and overturned.

The National Weather Service reports a tornado touched down in the area of Highway 93 South and Lewis Road in Grady County. 

There are lots of trees down on Lower Cairo Road. The storms moved Southeast, following a path along Highway 84 into Thomas County.

There is building damage at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, and reports of damage in the Boston area.

The Grady County Health Department and the Thomas County Health Department are providing free tetanus shots to residents, volunteers and workers helping with clean up and recovery who have not been vaccinated within the past 10 years.

For more information about free tetanus shots, check with the Grady County Health Department, the Thomas County Health Department or contact Southwest District Health in Albany at 229-430-4127.

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