First Irma related death in Georgia reported in Worth County

WORTH COUNTY, Ga. — One man is dead after Worth County Emergency Management confirms he fell off his roof Monday morning.

Ray Salter with Worth County Fire and Emergency Management confirms the man fell around 11 a.m. while trying to remove fallen debris from his roof. WRBL Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald says tropical force winds exceeding 55 miles per hour were battering the area around the time of the accident.

According to a storm report from the Tallahassee National Weather Service, a man died while preparing the roof of his shed where sustained winds of 42 mph and gusts up to 70 mph existed.

The home, in the 200 block of Herring Road, was reportedly difficult for fire and emergency responders to access.

The man’s identity has not been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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