Georgia Tornadoes Total Insured Losses Reach $6 Million

 Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The six tornadoes that touched down in Georgia Tuesday – five of which hit metro Atlanta – led to thousands of insurance claims and estimated insured losses as high as $6 million, state officials said. “That figure may rise as new claims are reported,” Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a news release Monday. “Six tornadoes touched down in Georgia that day, causing trees to be downed and damaging homes and automobiles.” As part of the line of storms that came through the state on Tuesday, metro Atlanta saw two EF-1 tornadoes and three EF-0 tornadoes. The state’s sixth tornado, believed to be no stronger than an EF-1, caused some damage in Meriwether and Talbot counties.