Tornado touches down in Georgia: Wind speeds hit 105 mph
by The Associated Press
April 13, 2013 12:08 AM | 3252 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Forecasters have confirmed a tornado touched down in northwest Georgia. Ryan Willis of the National Weather Service said it touched down Thursday night in Lumpkin County and dissipated in Hall County.

Willis said the tornado traveled four miles and lasted seven minutes. It has been classified as an EF-1 in strength — lowest on a scale that ranges to EF-5. Willis said the twister recorded a top wind speed of 105 mph and caused tree damage.

Willis said damage was reported at 17 homes and was attributed mostly to fall-ing trees. Authorities said a falling tree trapped a Lumpkin County woman in her basement. Georgia Power officials said 475 customers were without service Friday morning, down from about 4,000 Thursday night.
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