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Wednesday August 24th, 2016 3:42PM

NWS confirms tornado in western Georgia

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- Forecasters have confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in an area of western Georgia.

National Weather Service meteorologist Trisha Palmer says the twister touched down in an area of Troup County around 7 p.m. Monday and traveled about 5.5 miles before it lifted in Heard County. Palmer says the tornado was on the ground for about 10 minutes.

The tornado's top wind speed was roughly 120 mph and Palmer says the storm caused damage to between four and six homes in the area.

Palmer says forecasters spoke with local emergency management officials and no injuries have been reported. The area the tornado hit was primarily rural and Palmer says the storm caused extensive tree damage.
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