NWS confirms tornado in Grady Co.

Published: Feb. 24, 2016 at 9:49 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 10:16 PM EST
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Storm damage in Grady County (Source: WALB)
Storm damage in Grady County (Source: WALB)
Trees were seen toppled in Grady County after the storms. (Source: WALB)
Trees were seen toppled in Grady County after the storms. (Source: WALB)

GRADY CO., GA (WALB) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in Grady County.

The tornado was rated as an EF-1 (preliminary) with a path length of 12.9 miles.

Officials said the maximum path width was 400 yards.

The EF-1 tornado had an estimated peak winds of 90 miles per hour, experts said.

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The tornado was part of Tuesday night's strong storms that blew through South Georgia, causing major wind damage.

Preliminary Survey Summary:

The tornado touched down southwest of Whigham and traveled northeast, crossing U.S. 84 between Whigham and Cairo. The tornado lifted northeast of Cairo. The bulk of the damage was to trees and power lines, with some minor damage to a few homes, mainly caused by falling trees. The strongest winds were likely along Providence Road where multiple trees were snapped at various levels. In addition, a partially strapped mobile home was moved from its foundation just north of Cairo.

PHOTOS: Storm damage aftermath

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