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NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The National Weather Service confirm an EF-2 tornado touch down in Newton County on Friday afternoon.

About 12 homes were damagedby the twister that tore through through Mansfield on Friday around 2 p.m.

An elderly woman who had been trapped in her home was transported to Clearview Medical Center in Monroe after breaking her leg during the storm, according to Kevin O'Brien, Newton County Fire Chief.

A number of homes surrounding the immediate damage are being evacuated as a precaution. Responding crews report seeing live wires on the ground.

The strength of the tornado has not yet been determined.

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