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National Weather Service: At least 3 tornadoes struck Georgia as part of Sunday storm system


ATLANTA — Forecasters say at least three tornadoes struck Georgia as part of a storm system that crossed the state on Sunday.

The National Weather Service said in a statement Tuesday morning that three twisters have been confirmed after surveys of damage, and that damage assessments were still ongoing.

Forecasters said the strongest tornado began in Alabama and crossed into Stewart County, Georgia. They say it reached its peak intensity, with winds estimated at 130 mph, as it traveled north of the Thomaston area of Upson County, where it destroyed a building.

Another tornado struck Monroe County, where it snapped trees and damaged barns.

The third twister began in Houston County and ended in Pulaski County. Forecasters said it pushed a mobile home off its foundation and peeled off its roof.

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