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EF-2 tornado confirmed in Calhoun Co.

Experts with the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down overnight as storms rolled through South Georgia. (Source: WALB) Experts with the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down overnight as storms rolled through South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
CALHOUN CO., GA (WALB) -

Experts with the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down overnight as storms rolled through South Georgia.

They said preliminary reports indicated the storm had peak winds of 125-130 mph.

Initial damage north and west of Edison, GA was largely limited to downed or snapped trees, the service said. More significant damage happened near Dickey, where a home's exterior brick wall collapsed and debris blown 100-200 yards from the structure.

MORE: Homes leveled after dangerous overnight storms

Even more significant damage occurred further east along County Road 24, where a double-wide mobile home was completely destroyed with the debris blown more than 50 yards away.

Additional information was expected later Thursday evening.

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