Struck last week by deadly tornadoes, officials in Georgia announced today that the damage estimate from the storms is now more than $35 million.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine toured the southwest part of the state by helicopter on Monday. According to Oxendine, at least $10 million in damage occurred in Thomas County and neighboring Grady County.
Oxendine pointed out that more than 100 homes, a private school, Southwestern State Hospital and commercial agricultural buildings were damaged or destroyed by the storms.
Last week, the commissioner estimated insured damage in the state at $25 million.