November 23, 2014

Unconfirmed tornado causes damage near Heard/Troup County line

This photo was captured by Jerry Bass of Franklin shortly after the damage from an unconfirmed tornado touchdown near  the Heard/Troup County line

This photo was captured by Jerry Bass of Franklin shortly after the damage from an unconfirmed tornado touchdown near the Heard/Troup County line earlier this evening

(Franklin) — Several people are reporting tonight that a possible tornado touched down in the area of U.S. HWY 27 near the Heard County and Troup County line earlier this evening after a substantial storm system developed very quickly ahead of a large line of storms expected to arrive in Georgia late tonight into early Tuesday morning.

Most of the heaviest damage has been reported to be near Ringer Access and Potato Creek areas in Troup County. Atlanta’s WSB Channel 2 News is reporting damage to several homes in the area. Other witnesses are reporting a lot of debris in the roadways in that area.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the West Georgia area beginning tonight at 12:00 a.m. through late Wednesday night as the forecast calls for very heavy rains over the next 48 hours.

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