June 22, 2008
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Weather officials have confirmed that a
tornado hit Savannah last week, damaging a fire station and
Joe Calderone with the National Weather Service in Charleston,
S.C., says the twister cut a mile-long swath through the south side
of the city on Thursday afternoon, spinning winds up to 100 mph.
The twister was part of a severe storm system that sent trees
crashing through three mobile homes and blew the steeple off a
The storm left 31,000 homes and businesses without power.
Calderone says the majority of the damage in the city was caused
by strong straight line winds and not the tornado. No injuries were
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