PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Two tornadoes hit Pickens County during Thursday's bout of thunderstorms and flooding. The National Weather Service confirmed the natural disasters Saturday evening.
Officials say there was an EF-0 along Carver Mill Road, and an EF-1 along Fitts Road. These ratings are based on the Enhanced Fujita Scale that reflect the speeds of a 3-second gust of wind. For example, an EF-0 measures anywhere between 65 and 85 mph. An EF- 1 is 86 to 110 mph.
They also say most of the damage that was done Thursday was due to straight line wind damage.
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