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Tornado roars through Sylvester

December 5, 2005

Sylvester - Windows were blown out, cars damaged and utility poles toppled by a tornado that ripped through downtown Sylvester.

The damage covered more than three blocks of the downtown area when the twister hit at 12:05 Monday afternoon.

There've been no reports of major injuries.

A radio transmission tower at the Sheriff's office collapsed onto the roof of the Worth County jail.  About 35 inmates were transferred to the Tift County jail.

There was some damage reported at First Baptist Church.  Cars in some downtown area neighborhoods were crushed by trees.

John Baldwin, who was inside a house on West Street, says he heard a loud noise, walked outside and saw the twister. Baldwin says he took cover in his pickup truck.

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