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Jan 7, 2015

04:42:41 GMT--Tornado - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: TO-20150107-46583-USA

Date / time: 07/01/2015 04:41:19 [UTC]

Event: Tornado

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Georgia

Location: Savannah

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston has confirmed that a storm that swept through much of the southeast on Sunday spawned a Tornado in Chatham County. According to officials with the NWS the tornado touched down near Berwick Blvd and traveled about three miles and lifted near Salt Creek Road. The tornado, which is believed to be an Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF) 1 twister had winds of about 85 to 95 miles per hour, an NWS forecaster told WJCL. The EF1 classification puts the storm on the lower end of tornado classification but - as with all tornado - is still powerful enough to cause damage. And cause damage it did. Along the way the tornado struck the Stonebridge Community where it pulled off shingles, downed trees and tore off some vinyl siding on area homes. It also threw a trampoline a quarter miles from its original location. As the storm moved forward, it began to pick up and touch down along the way to Salt Creek Road. During this time it downed several large oak trees in the area with one falling on a mobile home and another falling through another residence. Though the storm lasted less than 10 minutes, it carved a three mile path through the area before lifting back into the sky. It wasn't the only tornado experienced in the region in the last month. The same day, an EF1 tornado touched down in Bacon County near Alma destroy a handful of homes and injuring two - one critically. Recent storms also brought an EF2 tornado into a Valdosta, Ga. lumber yard causing serious damage. Another storm also produced a tornado in Pierce County near the community of Bristol causing downed trees and other considerable damage.

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