Fire Safety and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said he plans to assess the damage from the air, beginning with a fly-over in Calhoun around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
National Weather Service crews will assess storm damage in Gordon County and Bartow County, which is home to Adairsville, Mike Leary said early Thursday. Crews will also assess damage from possible tornadoes in Floyd, Paulding and Gilmer counties before confirming how many tornadoes struck the state Wednesday, Leary said.
In Adairsville, 51-year-old Anthony Raines was killed when a tree crashed onto his mobile home. Several injuries were also reported.
About 9,600 customers remained without power early Thursday morning, with 2,500 of them in the hard-hit northwest part of the state, Georgia Power reported.
By 5 a.m. Thursday, Georgia's electric membership cooperatives had reduced the number of its customers without power to fewer than 5,000 in north Georgia -- down from 14,000 Wednesday.