Governor Deal, state leaders tour tornado damage in south GA

- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other state leaders toured the damage in south Georgia Wednesday from the deadly storms that blew through over the weekend. 

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Deal speaks about the damage

Deal told a news conference that more than 300 state workers are in southwest Georgia offering assistance and federal responders are waiting for an official disaster declaration before they get to work.
Asked if he expects a faster federal response under President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, Deal said: "I told them this was their opportunity to show what they can do for Georgia."
Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Homer Bryson told reporters crews are still searching for a 2-year-old boy reported missing since Sunday.
Residents in Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina have been trying to pick up the pieces left behind by the powerful storm system, which killed at least 15 in Georgia. 

The process is underway to get federal aid for victims of the storms that caused at least $100 million of insured damage. Much of that damage is in Adel, Georgia. 

Weather experts say tornadoes can hit any time of year in the South - including in the dead of winter. Even north Florida was under the weekend weather threat. January tornado outbreaks are rare but not unprecedented, particularly in the South. Data from the Storm Prediction Center shows that, over the past decade, the nation has seen an average of 38 tornadoes in January, ranging from a high of 84 in 2008 to just four in 2014.

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