published Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Tornado touched down Thursday in Floyd County, Ga.

An EF-2 tornado touched down in Floyd County, Ga., about 5 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service has confirmed.

The weather service and Floyd County Emergency Management Director Scotty Hancock completed an aerial assessment of the affected areas Friday. They determined that the storm’s path began along Smith Road in the unincorporated area of the county, Hancock said, then it proceeded into the west side of Rome near Wilkerson Road, continued through Summerville Park and exited in northeastern Floyd County near Buttram Road.

Three minor injuries were reported. Most of the structural damage was limited to within Rome city limits, officials said.

about Kevin Hardy...

Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...

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