ATLANTA — On Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp toured parts of western Georgia where severe storms and tornadoes ripped through several homes and businesses Sunday morning.
The Troup County Sheriff's Office said there were 80-100 homes with damage after Sunday's storm and that 20-30 homes had "major damage" or were "destroyed" and are now considered a complete loss in the West Point area.
Photos show homes leveled on West Point Road in LaGrange after the tornado touched down.
A second tornado was reported in Baldwin County near Milledgeville.
On Monday, Kemp toured those areas hardest hit. He was joined by Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Stallings and other local elected and emergency officials. During the press conference after the tour, Kemp confirmed that the tornado that ripped through was an EF-3.
A state of emergency is in effect in response to Sunday's storms.
Anyone who wishes to contribute to storm victims is asked to go to the Georgia pages of The Salvation Army or Red Cross
The system that brought the tornadoes to Georgia followed on the heels of a another powerful system that clobbered the southeastern United States.
Late Friday, a storm killed at least 25 and dozens of others were injured in Mississippi, as the massive storm system ripped through several towns.
One man was also killed in Alabama after his trailer home flipped over several times.
So far, there have been no reports of fatalities in association with the Sunday storms in Georgia, though five people were hurt.
Two tigers also briefly escaped from their enclosures at Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain, Georgia, near LaGrange, after the park sustained extensive damage. They were later captured.
Material from the Associated Press contributed to this report.