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Georgia death toll increases to 16 after tornadoes 

Another person has died as a result of a weekend storm system that ripped through parts of south Georgia.

Patricia Ann Gohman, 77, died Thursday night, the Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution early Friday.

RELATED: More on Patricia Ann Gohman

In a brief statement, the county said Gohman “succumbed to head injuries from the storm.”

Gohman is the fifth death in the county and the 16th in the state since an EF-3 tornado hit Albany and other parts of south Georgia with peak winds of 150 mph.

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Officials still have not found a missing Albany toddler who slipped away from his mother as the storm hit about 3 p.m. Sunday. Cadaver dogs and aerial and ground searches have yielded negative results in the search for 2-year-old Detrez Green, the county said.

RELATED: Search continues for missing 2-year-old boy 

January has been a brutal month for Albany, still reeling from a Jan. 2 tornado that left behind $50 million worth of damage.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a request to help those affected by that tornado on Wednesday, then approved another emergency request on Thursday to assist residents in Dougherty and five other counties struck by the latest round of storms.

RELATED: Feds declare a disaster for deadly South Georgia storms

State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens estimated last weekend’s storms caused at least $100 million worth of damage.

A rescue worker carries a dog that was trapped inside a mobile home Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Big Pine Estates that was damaged by a tornado, in Albany, Ga. Fire and rescue crews were searching through the debris on Monday, looking for people who might have become trapped when the storm came through. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) (Branden Camp/AP)

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