CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia firefighter and his wife were killed in one of the many tornadoes that ripped through the southeast Wednesday.
The city of Bloomingdale, which is located about 20 miles west of Savannah, confirmed on Facebook Mark Faulk and his wife, Saundra, died in the early morning hours Wednesday in Ocoee, Tennessee.
“Bloomingdale lost a lifelong member of the community and active member of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department.”
Across the south, from Alabama to Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, the National Weather Service confirmed at least 13 twisters damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees. At least five people were killed and a dozen more were injured.
In Georgia, powerful storms left torn roofs, smashed cars, fallen trees and knocked down power poles. The damages stretch from Buckhead to Cobb County.