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NWS confirms at least 3 tornadoes touched down across metro Atlanta

The National Weather Service said its in the process of conducting surveys after severe weather swept through Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are the details.

ATLANTA — Severe weather swept through metro Atlanta and north Georgia Tuesday and Wednesday, as some areas received damage from tornadoes.

As of Thursday evening, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in Stonecrest in DeKalb County, an EF-0 tornado touched down in Coweta County and an EF-1 tornado touched down in Heard County.  

You can check out the details of each NWS report below: 

DeKalb County 

  • The NWS will soon release its report on the tornado in Stonecrest. Check back later for new details. 

Coweta County 

The NWS confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down Tuesday in Coweta County. 

According to the report, it had maximum winds of 80 mph when it hit near Sullivan Road and Fairway Court. Downed trees were reported in the area around 7 p.m. 

This is not far from the area where a large tornado devastated the community in 2021.

The storm survey report mentions the tornado initially touched down in the White Oak community near Nicklaus Walk and Tillinghast Trace; several small trees were snapped. The storm then moved northeast and larger pines were snapped near a golf course fairway between the White Oak and Woodstream communities, the report said. 

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Heard County 

The NWS also confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit Roosterville on Wednesday morning around 5 a.m. Surveyors with the NWS examined the damage and determined that the tornado hit the area – destroying homes in just 3 minutes.

The NWS said the tornado likely continued on for almost three miles – going on a path of destruction with 105 mph winds. 

According to the NWS report, the tornado got its start on Hendley and Roosterville Roads, then traveled along Gum Creek Airport Road where it took out a barn near a home. It weakened when it moved northeast on Huff Road and Highway 27.

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