Small tornado confirmed north of Atlanta

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HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. — The National Weather Service confirms that a small tornado blew trees down onto houses in a Cherokee County neighborhood.

The Weather Service said today that a survey by the director of the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency determined that a tornado with wind speeds estimated at 75 mph snapped trees which fell on houses in the a subdivision east-southeast of Holly Springs on Wednesday.

Three houses are reported to have major damage from the tornado, which had a path up to 75 yards wide. Another 10 homes had minor damage, and three cars and three outbuildings were damaged.

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