Looters take advantage of Troup County tornado victims, sheriff says

Tornado damage in Troup County. Photo courtesy of FOX 5 Atlanta viewer Theresa Buserman

The Troup County Sheriff's Office is adding a large law enforcement presence as reports of looters and trespassers rise following significant storm damage and devastation from this weekend's tornado. Gov. Kemp declared a State of Emergency for the area Sunday morning.

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Sheriff James Woodruff said deputies, state troopers, and rangers with the Department of Natural Resources will be patrolling the area for the next several days.

Woodruff said anyone caught trespassing or committing any illegal activity in the area will be subject to arrest.


FOX 5 Atlanta put together a full timeline of Sunday's storm and tornado damage. Frequent updates will be made.