National Weather Service confirms tornado hit Birchwood area Thursday

Survey teams from the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado hit Birchwood in Hamilton County during early morning hours on Thursday.

The weather service released a statement on Twitter saying the tornado hit the northeast Hamilton County area, where structural damage was "consistent with winds estimated up to 75 mph."

Hamilton County Emergency Management officials also confirmed tree-fall damage to several power lines, storage buildings and cars in the area.

Several crews worked to clear debris, and no injuries were reported as of Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

-- Compiled by Kiara Green


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