Weather office sees 3rd-highest tornado total

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities at a National Weather Service office outside Atlanta say three tornadoes in north Georgia last week bring their total for this year 29.

That makes it the third-highest total for the area covered by Peachtree City office.

The office covers 96 counties in north and central Georgia, including metro Atlanta. It also includes northwest Georgia, where several tornadoes have struck this year.

The most recent tornadoes struck Thursday evening in the north Georgia counties of Bartow, Coweta, Floyd and Gordon. Those twisters caused some minor injuries to residents, but no deaths were reported.

The highest number of tornadoes for the Peachtree City forecast area was in 2008, when 38 tornadoes were recorded.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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