The National Weather Service has now confirmed that 11 tornadoes hit Georgia on Sunday, and more may be added as reports are finalized.
Survey teams have now said a tornado near Soperton achieved EF3 status — meaning it was even stronger than the tornados that did massive damage in south Macon and killed a man in Laurens County. The EF3 rating means winds hit somewhere between 136 and 165 mph, according to the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
The tornado hit Treutlen and Montgomery counties about 7:15 a.m. and the damage path was 7 miles long and 150 yards wide, the service reported. One two-story house had its second floor removed and numerous sheds and other outbuildings were destroyed along the path, the service reported.