• NWS survey crew confirms tornado in Cherokee County

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    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - A survey crew with the National Weather Service said a tornado touched  down in Cherokee County Saturday morning.

    The crew said the tornado touched down in north Cherokee County, in the town of Waleska, just after 7:30 a.m.

    Although the total path was 3 miles, the EF-0 tornado skipped along the ground as the damage was sporadic. Several trees were downed along a path that stretched 1.75 miles northeast of Waleska to 4.5 miles north east of Waleska.

    Minute by minute in extended Severe Weather Team 2 coverage, meteorologists David Chandley and Brad Nitz traced the storm's chaotic path.

    In addition to the downed trees, a fence near the starting point of the tornado was damaged when a large tree fell on it.

    According to the Enhanced Fujita Scale, an EF-0 tornado has winds of 65 to 85 miles per hour.

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