Weather service confirms tornado did Ga. damage

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) — A survey team from the National Weather Service has determined that an EF-2 tornado raced across Harris County in west Georgia during Wednesday's powerful thunderstorms.

The weather service said in a statement that wind speeds from the twister were estimated at 125 mph around the town of Hamilton.

The storm damaged a high school and a government building and injured two people.

Weather service officials say the tornado traveled about 26 miles across Harris County.

Elsewhere in Georgia, a Suwanee man was killed when a tree crushed his SUV north of Atlanta. He was one of at least six people killed as the storm system moved across the Southeast.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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