ADEL, Ga. (AP) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is traveling to towns struck by tornadic storms that damaged several homes and businesses. Kemp said he will fly to Pelham on Friday morning to assess damage in that community and the surrounding area.
He then plans to visit Adel later in the day. The storm system tore through the South on Thursday, killing at least seven people in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
In Georgia, a suspected tornado swept through Adel, tearing off roofs and flipping at least one car and a small plane.
The twister came about a block from the offices of The Adel News-Tribune. The newspaper’s general manager says the city’s old train depot was heavily damaged.