Weather service: 2 tornadoes struck Georgia

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, April 15, 2013

ATLANTA (AP) -- Forecasters say two tornadoes touched down in Georgia during a recent storm system, damaging homes in western and north Georgia.

The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 85 mph touched down just south of Interstate 20 in Haralson County around 6:20 p.m. on April 11. It snapped and uprooted several dozen trees and caused roof damage to some homes.

Later, around 9:20 p.m. on April 11, a second tornado left a damage path of 250 yards at some points as it traveled just over four miles through parts of Lumpkin and Hall counties. The EF-1 tornado snapped and uprooted trees that fell onto homes. Twelve homes were damaged on Bridgestone Way, with two of them destroyed by trees.

No serious injuries or deaths were reported.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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