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Pike storm confirmed as EF-2 tornado

The storm that roared through Pike County has been confirmed as an EF-2 tornado by the National Weather Service. ”The peak winds that we estimate with this EF-2 tornado were about 120 miles per hour,” said Ryan Willis, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Peachtree City. Tornadoes range from EF-1 to EF-5 ‘” which is the most severe. The tornado touched down around 6:10 p.m. Monday in Meriwether County and traveled east into Pike County, Willis said, adding that the twister traveled about 13 miles and recorded a maximum width of about 300 yards.

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