Tornado in USA on January 03 2017 04:26 AM (UTC).
Four people were killed by a storm that tore through southern Houston County Monday night. Houston County EMA Director Chris Judah said that the four deaths occurred in a mobile home on Leonard Drive in Rehobeth. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said seven people were inside the home when the storm struck. Judah said a tree crashed through the home, killing four. All Rehobeth schools will be closed Tuesday. All other Houston County Schools will begin class at 9 a.m. In Geneva County, where heavy rains have caused extensive road damage, classes will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The storm was part of a series of storms that rolled through the area on Monday around 8 p.m. More information concerning the storms is being developed, but Kris Ware, Houston County EMA public information officer, said Monday that a tornado had been confirmed to have touched down around Taylor near Highway 109. Ware said the tornado had downed trees, blocked off roads and damaged property in the area. Ware encouraged residents to stay in their homes Monday night and assess damage to their homes in the morning. Ware said rains would continue until late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Ware said flooding was likely, as storms dumped about three inches of rain on the area Sunday and more on Monday.