Officials: EF-1 tornado touched down in Heard Co. on Sunday

3:13 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
Photos of the area where the tornado touched down taken by a National Weather Service survey crew (NWS/NOAA)
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(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service says a strong EF-1 tornado briefly touched down Sunday evening in Heard County.

The storm prompted a tornado warning for portions of Heard and Carroll counties for about an hour early Sunday evening.

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Winds from the tornado topped out at 105 mph, and it ran for about a half-mile near the town of Ephesus in Heard County.

National Weather Service survey crews said the storm was on the ground for less than two minutes and caused roof damage to a mobile home and damage to numerous trees in the area along Upper Caldwell Road about two miles northwest of Ephesus.

No injuries were reported.

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