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30 GA homes destroyed, 189 others damaged by storms

ATLANTA (AP) - At least 30 Georgia homes were destroyed and another 189 houses in the state were damaged by recent storms.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported the numbers as crews continue to assess damage from Friday's storms.

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes in Georgia.

They included an EF-3 tornado with winds of 165 mph in Haralson and Paulding counties; another EF-3 twister with winds of 140 mph in Lowndes and Lanier counties in south Georgia; and an EF-1 tornado in Cobb County, north of Atlanta.

Nationwide, violent storms struck in at least a dozen states, killing 19 people in five states. 1 of those was 83-year-old Patricia Barnette in Alpharetta, killed when she sought shelter in a storm drain and was washed away by the downpour.

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