Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE RECENT DEVASTATION CAUSED BY TORNADOES IN ALABAMA, FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA

Mar 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after tornadoes touched down in four states, resulting in the deaths of at least 23 people and causing a swath of destruction in its wake.  

“My prayers are with those who lost their lives and who have been severely impacted from yesterday’s tornadoes. I am grateful to the first responders who have been working tirelessly to find the missing, clearing debris, and are caring for the injured,” said Bishop.

“As it stands, twenty-three people have perished in Alabama although Georgia has not incurred any fatalities. Many have been injured. Talbot County in Georgia sustained the worst damage with 20 properties leveled by a tornado and damaged close to 40 others and Grady was especially hard-hit, too.

“My staff has been on the ground assessing the damage in Talbot, and Grady counties. We remain available to help as we continue to assess this terrible situation.”