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NWS confirms 2 tornadoes occurred in Coastal Empire Friday

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The National Weather Service in Charleston has confirmed two tornados touched down in the Coastal Empire as Tropical Storm Hermine moved through our area, including the suspected one at the Landings on Skidaway Island and one in Liberty County. 

It was determined that at least two tornadoes had occurred; one in each county. Path lengths and tornado EF-ratings have yet to be assigned.

High winds were the biggest issue with this storm. We saw debris from trees, even a building, ripped off and carried by the wind.

Also during the storm, several trees were uprooted from the ground, smashing through homes and power lines across our area.

This damage is what caused most of the major power outages experienced - or are still experiencing Sunday morning- in our area.

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