Cadaver Dogs Find no More Victims in Georgia

Severe Storms
Posted at 9:05 PM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 02:06:11-05

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say the weekend storm toll remains at 7 killed in the south Georgia mobile home community of Sunshine Acres, adding cadaver dogs have gone repeatedly over the wreckage and found no additional victims.

Lamar Ray, emergency management director, in Cook County where the deaths occurred Sunday, said he doesn't expect the toll to rise.

"At this time we believe everyone is accounted for," Ray said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "We used the cadaver dogs. We went over the whole area. We did two extensive searches yesterday and then today, with nothing changing."

He says property owners will be allowed back Tuesday morning to see their destroyed and damaged homes - if they are considered safe.

Authorities are estimating that 45 homes were damaged or destroyed by Sunday's severe weather in Cook County, and of those, 36 were mobile homes in Sunshine Acres counted as total losses.

The dead were identified as five females and two males, their ages ranging from 18 to 62 years old.