rain
Saturday July 4th, 2015 7:52AM

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.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
VIDEO: "'76 For Our Sacred Honor"
AccessWDUN presents a special video presentation in celebration of our nation's Independence Day. It was produced by AccessWDUN Videographer David Cook.
By AccessWDUN
3:00PM ( 7 hours from now )
America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:___IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEERPhiladelphia started its...
1:06AM ( 6 hours ago )
Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.The two-time Masters champ said Friday...
6:57PM ( 12 hours ago )
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
5:32PM ( 14 hours ago )
Forsyth Co. water main break shuts down Shiloh at Majors Rd.
Forsyth County officials are urging drivers to stay away from Shiloh Road at Majors Road while they try to repair a watermain break.
1:40PM ( 18 hours ago )