Ga. official estimates tornado damage at $15M

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities estimate that a tornado and strong storms in north Georgia inflicted at least $15 million in damage.

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Thursday that the damage estimate was preliminary and could grow as homeowners and insurers continue to assess the damage. He said property owners have filed nearly 4,000 claims.

The National Weather Service says a tornado with peak winds of 90 mph touched down Monday near Woodstock. It traveled about 24 miles, passing over two subdivisions and damaging about 400 homes.

Authorities say one man received minor injuries from flying debris.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)


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