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Rescue Crews Search Mobile Home Park After Storm

Severe Storms
Posted at 3:06 PM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 15:06:00-05

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Residents of Big Pine Estates waited outside the mobile home park in Albany early Monday, hoping to get inside and look at what remained of their belongings after the storm hit Sunday afternoon.

Fire and rescue crews were searching through the debris, looking for people who might have become trapped when the storm came through. A total of 19 people have died in two days as the storm system tore through the Southeast, including 15 in south Georgia alone.

Meanwhile, fire and rescue crews searched the debris looking for people who might have become trapped when the storm hit. Authorities said a total of four people died Sunday in Dougherty County, which includes the city of Albany. That brings a total of 19 deaths across the Southeast, including 15 in south Georgia alone.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said the Georgia fatalities include four people who died Sunday in the county that includes the city of Albany.

Rescue workers say people are missing from the trailer park, but they are not sure how many. They also are not certain whether the residents may be staying with friends or family at other locations.