Haralson County school hit by small tornado


BUCHANAN, Ga. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says the storm that hit Haralson County on Wednesday morning was a tornado.

According to a statement put out Thursday morning by the weather service station in Peachtree City, the tornado touched down at Haralson County High School and was only on the ground for about 150 yards. The twister was an F0, the lowest category, which means it carried winds between 40 and 72 mph.

The weather service says the storm destroyed an outdoor scoreboard, threw an HVAC unit from the roof on to cars in the parking lot and snapped some trees.

No one was injured in the storm.

Haralson County is on the state's western border.


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  • by Lily Location: b-town on Dec 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM
    weird. scary. fast action. i still feel it wasn't right for them to close down the highschool, and not the middle, or elementary. others were still in danger. so why didn't they close down the other schools???
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