Troup County tornado damages homes, snaps trees - WRBL

Troup County tornado damages homes, snaps trees

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The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado hit a rural community in northern Troup County Monday evening.

About 6 homes were damaged and hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted tornado's track, the bulletin from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City says. The 150 yard wide tornado path started two miles northeast of Wares Crossroads around 7p et. It traveled five and a half miles before ending 3 miles northwest of Harrisonville in Heard County.

An EF2 tornado is considered strong with winds between 111 and 135 mph.

The National Weather Service is expected to conduct further community inspections in the days to come after more severe storms Tuesday. In Lee County, a Salem homeowner tells WRBL News 3 he held on to his refrigerator Tuesday morning as a severe storm - which prompted a tornado warning - ripped the roof from his house. Elsewhere across that community, neighbors are picking up downed trees and and assessing their property.

Another round of strong to severe storms were possible late Tuesday in to early Wednesday morning. 

WRBL News 3 viewers from across the Chattahoochee River valley have sent in photos of damage in their neighborhoods.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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