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National Weather Service says damage in Troup County was from a tornado

A little more than a month after a tornado struck parts of the county, a strong storm swept through and left damage Friday morning.

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — Strong storms swept through Troup County early Friday morning, leaving behind damage at a county building, football stadium, homes and elsewhere.

The storms hit an area that saw a significant tornado impact just a little more than a month ago. National Weather Service teams on Friday found that the damage was consistent with a tornado.

Though the NWS is still finalizing the intensity of the tornado, its preliminary report notes it will be rated as low as an EF-1 with 90mph winds with a path of 5.8 miles. 

Credit: 11Alive

As of Friday morning, no injuries have been reported in these latest storms. 

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Troup County Emergency Manager Zac Steele provided photos of the damage, which included a partial fence collapse at Callaway Stadium and damage to the county building that houses the Health Department, DDS and WeCare offices. Both are on Dallis Street.

Pictures by 11Alive Photojournalist Dorjan Williams showed a set of bleachers that was thrown from the football stadium nearly all the way to the street.

Credit: Dorjan Williams/WXIA

A roof collapse at Beacon Brewery on Lincoln Street was reported, as well.

Trees were also reported down at Park Avenue, Hamilton Road at Union Street, Calumet Center Road, Dallis Street at Juniper Street, Jefferson Street at Brownwood Avenue, Cannon Street at Whitesville Road, and a tree on a house on Forrest Avenue. A power line was reported down at Elm Street.

According to the county, their first calls about storm damage started coming in around 4:43 a.m. as storms moved in from the west. 

Last month, at least one EF-2 tornado struck LaGrange and another EF-2 struck the western portion of Troup County after it crossed over from the Alabama state line.

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