SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A strong line of storms passed through the South Thursday, hitting right here in the Coastal Empire.
Early Thursday afternoon, a possible tornado was reported in Moultrie, located northwest of Valdosta.
The storm system moved east near Waycross in Ware County where a tornado described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as “large and extremely dangerous” was confirmed.
It made its way to McIntosh County before pushing offshore.
The strength of the tornado is not known at this time.
Some damage has been reported, including downed trees. Hail up to the size of a golf ball was seen as well.
Though the strongest line of storms passed, showers and thunderstorms could be seen through the night and into Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp extended a weather-related state of emergency in light of the storms. It was set to expire on May 7.
Georgia’s Red Cross is assisting residents in need of emergency assistance, including safe lodging, food, health resources and emotional support. Anyone who needs help should call 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767).