Tornado destroys vehicles and buildings at Georgia military base

Tornado destroys vehicles and buildings at Georgia military base

February 4th, 2016 by Associated Press in Georgia

Members of the 139th Military Police Company train with their Beretta M9, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, at a range, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Fort Stewart, Ga. The Army wants to replace its M9, a 9mm semi-automatic handgun adopted during the Cold War. The new gun also will replace the smaller M11. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Military officials at Fort Stewart say numerous vehicles were destroyed and 40 to 50 people were displaced from housing areas when a tornado touched down on the Army base in southeast Georgia.

Fort Stewart officials said in a statement late Wednesday night that power had been restored to the installation, except for areas near Diamond Elementary School and some housing areas after the twister struck just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said no injuries were reported.

Fort Stewart is the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River.

Storms moving across Georgia on Wednesday were part of a system reaching from the Gulf Coast nearly to the Great Lakes.