Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Middle Georgia during Sunday’s severe weather

JULIETTE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Middle Georgia during Sunday’s severe weather.

According to Chief Meteorologist Chris Simmons, the two EF-1 tornadoes hit in Monroe, Houston, and Pulaski Counties.

The Monroe County tornado had winds of up to 107 mph. The NWS says it formed in the southwest portion of Monroe County and moved northeast through the county.

It snapped several hardwood trees as it crossed Reedy Creek Road. Authorities say a barn collapsed and metal sheeting was peeled off from another barn. The tornado ended in Juliette.

The second tornado touched down on Highway 26 near Loggins Road in Houston County. It ripped shingles off of a home and destroyed an above ground pool.

Simmons say it reached its peak intensity along Pitts Road where a tied-down double wide was moved off of its foundation. A shed was overturned, trees snapped, a boat was tossed 100 feet, and windows were blown out of a house.

The tornado traveled across south Houston County until it lifted in Pulaski County near Highway 129.

No injuries were reported.

Categories: Houston County, Local News, Monroe County, Pulaski County, Weather

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