NWS: Preliminary assessment indicates EF-1 hit Lee Co.

NWS: Preliminary assessment indicates EF-1 hit Lee Co.
A large downed tree at a Lee County home following Thursday's severe weather. (Source: WALB)

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Tallahassee has reported an EF-1 tornado touched down in Lee County Thursday, according to a preliminary assessment.

NWS said the tornado hit the ground around Century Road and moved northeast and lifted northwest of Philema.

A Twitter post from the agency said additional information will be provided over the next few days as surveys are ongoing.

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