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NWS confirms EF-1 tornado touched down on Ft. Stewart Wednesday evening

Source: Courtney Kuelling Source: Courtney Kuelling
FORT STEWART (WTOC) -

The Charleston branch of the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down on Fort Stewart on Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service investigated the damage on Thursday and found damage consistent with an EF-1 tornado.

The preliminary survey results concluded that the tornado touched down at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday with a path spanning 5 ½ miles with a 300 yard wide path, reaching wind speeds of 100 to 105 miles per hour.

No injuries were reported. 

If you want to help out tornado victims, donations can be dropped off on post at the Army Hotel in the Main Lodge or off post at 400 North Main Street in Hinesville, located outside of gate number 2.

The Army Community Service Emergency Family Assistance Center will reopen at 7:30 Friday morning. They will offer legal, housing and other services. The number to call for assistance is 912.767.1257.

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