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Another Tornado Warning Issued in Western Georgia

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ATLANTA - UPDATE 9:48 p.m.
(AP) - Forecasters have issued a tornado warning for part of northwestern Georgia.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning covering part of Dade County that's expected to expire around 10 p.m.

Forecasters say a radar spotted a storm near Trenton capable of producing a tornado that could travel northeast at a rate of about 35 mph. Trenton is about 20 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Meteorologists say tornado warnings mean a strong wind rotation has been detected, and that a tornado may either already be on the ground or could touch down shortly.

Officials are urging residents to move indoors, stay away from windows and take shelter in basements. Forecasters say drivers should not take shelter under highway overpasses, but should seek shelter in a ditch and protect their heads.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)



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 UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.
This is a tweet from the National Weather Service in Atlanta:

Brief tornado likely hit north part of West Point Lake around 7pm. Will try to survey area next day or so as resources allow


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(AP) - Forecasters have issued a tornado warning for several areas of western Georgia.


The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning covering parts of Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties that was expected to expire around 7:45 p.m.

Forecasters say a radar spotted a storm near Hogansville that was capable of producing a tornado that could travel northeast at a rate of about 30 mph.

Meteorologists say tornado warnings mean a strong wind rotation has been detected, and that a tornado may either already be on the ground or could touch down shortly.

Officials are urging residents to move indoors, stay away from windows and take shelter in basements. Forecasters say drivers should not take shelter under highway overpasses, but should seek shelter in a ditch and protect their heads.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 
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