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CAT response services: Tornadoes roar through the south

A wave of tornadoes roared across five southern states Thursday, causing five fatalities and inflicting devastating property damage and widespread power outages — totaling 24 tornado reports, according to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center.

Alabama took the brunt with 18 reported tornadoes. Officials reported extensive damage southeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the towns of Centreville and Brent. Planes and hangars were also damaged at the city's airport, and 24,000 power outages have been reported.

In Georgia, the National Weather Service declared a tornado emergency shortly after midnight for Newnan, Georgia, located about 35 miles southwest of Atlanta. The city experienced heavy damage in and around its historic downtown, including downed trees and power lines.

More than 18,000 homes and businesses were without power in Georgia as of early Friday morning. In parts of Tennessee, including Nashville, hail and wind knocked down trees and power lines.

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Sedgwick is here to help. In addition to our adjusting services, we offer building consulting, contents and inventory solutions, forensic advisory services, repair solutions and engineering to assist you and your insureds. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

To report claims, contact our CAT intake center for immediate setup and assignment. P. 800.479.9188 E.

Clay Humphries, senior vice president – southeast region

John Gragson, senior vice president – catastrophe

Gail Oliver, senior vice president, sales and marketing

Danny Miller, executive vice president, operations

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