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Tuesday May 21st, 2019 1:01AM

Repairs begin 2 years after deadly tornadoes hit Georgia

By The Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Construction crews have begun more than $2 million in repairs in a southwest Georgia community two years after a deadly tornado outbreak caused heavy damage.

WALB-TV reports repair work finally started on roads, sidewalks and a park in the Radium Springs community just outside Albany. The damage was inflicted by tornadoes that devastated the area on Jan. 22, 2017. The tornadoes killed 16 people in southwest Georgia and caused an estimated $2 billion in damage total.

Chucky Mathis, the assistant public works director for Dougherty County, says contractor Oxford Construction is performing the repairs with $2 million funded by special local option sales taxes. Officials say the Radium Springs repairs got delayed when two landowners refused to sell property the county needed for the project.

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Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/

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