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Storm damage in Harris County confirmed as EF-1 tornado

Surveyors went to the area examining the destruction left behind from the storm.

HARRIS COUNTY, Ga. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down on Sunday in Harris County, Georgia.

This twister is separate from the one that hit the town of Talbotton, which also caused damage. This storm's track was more north of that one.

Surveyors went to the area in Harris County to examine the destruction left behind from the storm.

The EF-1 tornado had an estimated wind peak of 100 miles per hour with a path length of about 7.5 miles. It's width extended about 900 yards, NWS officials said.

The tornado began west of the intersections of Hopewell Church Road and Hamilton Pleasant Grove Road and traveled east-northeast along GA-18.

The storm intensified and brought down hundreds of trees, several of them falling on homes. 

The NWS said as the tornado approached Pine Mountain, its width increased to one-half mile. The twister eventually weakened as it continued east before lifting just west of the Davis Lake Road and Cold Springs Road intersection.

Also damaged during the storm was an apartment complex on S. King Avenue, where a tree fell destroying one of the rooms on the second floor.

Severe weather also ripped though Alabama Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead, including a 4th grader.

Cleanup has already started in Harris County. Despite the damage, residents are thankful for their lives.

"When you see the amount of devastation around the home, all the tree's down but the home are a lot of them are structurally fine, that's amazing, that's a miracle right there," said on resident. 


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