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Small EF-0 tornado reported in Floyd County

March 15, 2019---2:45 P.M.


The National Weather Service survey team has made a preliminary finding that an EF-0 tornado — with winds of 75 mph — touched down near Booger Hollow Road in southern  Floyd County during Thursday night’s tornado/thunderstorm warning. An expanded report will be available from the weather service’s Peachtree City office later this afternoon.

Tim Herrington, Floyd County’s emergency management director, offers the following update on the tornado and the damage it caused:

“We had an EF-0 Tornado with winds of about 75 mph at Booger Hollow Road and Randall Road area. There were two homes affected with homeowners inside during the storm. No one was hurt. I have contacted Red Cross and they are sending out a case worker to assist the families. One house sustained major roof damage and occupants are staying with relatives. The other home just had minor damage to front porch, garage and to an out building.”

The survey crew also is checking Polk County for potential tornadoes Thursday night.

An EF-0 tornado is the weakest of six ratings that end with an EF-5. Last month, an EF-4 tornado with clocked winds of 170, decimated Lee County, Ala., killing 23 people.