Governor Deal, state leaders tour tornado damage in south GA

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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

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.