FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. -- During severe weather Thursday and early Friday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Floyd County and traveled a short distance. 

According to the NWS, the tornado first touched down along Randall Road SW, where a few trees were uprooted and a shed was destroyed. 

It continued east along Booger Hollow Road, where numerous trees were uprooted or snapped, the NWS said. 

Two homes suffered some damaged just north of the intersection of Booger Holllow Road and Lyons Bridge Road. One carport collapsed and portions of the roof of the house peeled and scattered in the yard. The other home had "significant amounts of its metal roof peeled back", and a trampoline was tossed about 100 yards.

Floyd County tornado

Both homeowners were home at saw coverage on the news that the tornado was coming, the NWS said.

The tornado lifted about a quarter-mile of the damaged homes before reaching Highway 27.

In total, its length on the ground was about 1.75 miles, and was about 150 yards wide. Its maximum sustained winds were 75mph. 

The county was under a tornado warning Thursday evening until about 8:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in the county just after 2:00 a.m. Friday morning.


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