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NWS: Crisp Co. damage caused by EF-1 tornado

Crisp County damage (Source: WALB) Crisp County damage (Source: WALB)
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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

The National Weather Service has confirmed that the storm that caused damage in Crisp County Tuesday was a tornado.

The NWS Meteorologist surveying the damage confirmed a EF-1 tornado that produced winds of 110 MPH.

Crisp Co. EMA Director Sheriff Billy Hancock activated the county's Emergency Operation Center Wednesday.

Sheriff Hancock made the call to activate the EOC because of the severe weather threat Georgia is under for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

"We wanted to make sure we had adequate staffing on board and the adequate information to disseminate to our community," he said.

Sheriff Hancock had said the EOC would be up and running until the tornado watch expires.

Public works crews started the day in Crisp County Wednesday cleaning up debris from Tuesday's storm, working fast in case more storms arrived.

"One mobile home's off its foundation..another home had the roof torn off," said Sheriff Hancock.

The sheriff also called in several more deputies to put on the roads to help with traffic, since some dirt roads were impassable thanks to the rain.

"This morning, I was to a point that I couldn't go any further and a fed-ex truck struck my vehicle when I was sitting there," the sheriff said.

Crisp County has around 10 homes damaged from Tuesday's storm.

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