NWS: Tornadoes confirmed in Terrell, Early Counties

NWS: Tornadoes confirmed in Terrell, Early Counties

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - The National Weather Service announced the touchdown of two additional tornadoes in South Georgia, bringing the total to four confirmed in the area.

Officials said an EF-1 tornado, with winds up to 90 miles per hour touched down and traveled 5.1 miles in Terrell County, and an EF-1 with winds up to 105 miles per hour touched down in Early County, traveling 2.3 miles.

Terrell Co. Survey Summary:

Damage along this path was primarily to pine and pecan trees. A portion of the southern end was a focused area of uprooted and snapped mature pines, leading to the EF1 rating. Much of the tornado track ran along Bobby Locke Road.

Early Co. Survey Summary:

This tornado began around Grimsley Road with tree damage noted in surrounding fields and along the road. It then moved northeast, crossing State Highway 39 to the northwest of Blakely. The most significant damage was noted in a grove of trees off Cotton Patch Road, with numerous mature, healthy trees snapped or uprooted.

The tornadoes was part of strong storms that blew through South Georgia, causing major wind damage.

Friday's confirmation brings the total number of tornadoes in Southwest Georgia to four, and a total of 11 across the region.

The announcement comes after officials confirmed EF-1 tornadoes in Lee and Grady Counties.

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