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Friday February 5th, 2016 5:19PM
4:20PM ( 59 minutes ago ) News Alert

Weather service confirms tornado in Gilmer County

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Weather Service says storms this week spawned a tornado that left a telltale path of destruction in north Georgia.<br /> <br /> The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( http://on-ajc.com/1ttwS25 ) a weather survey team confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon in Gilmer County near the Georgia-Tennessee state line. That's same day the Gainesville area was pounded by damaging storms. (See earlier story. Link below.)<br /> <br /> Weather service meteorologist Carly Kobacik said the twister was on the lower end of the scale, likely an EF1. But it damaged trees along a path a mile long.<br /> <br /> Kobacik said the survey team was still gathering details Friday.<br /> <br /> (AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)
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