CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did strike near the Chickamauga Dam.

According to NWS Forecaster Tim Troutman, the Chickamauga Dam tornado was an F2 storm, with winds as high as 125mph.

Troutman says the path of the storm was approximately one mile long and 100 yards wide.

The storm did considerable damage on the north side of the dam, including the area around Queen Aire Road and at the Lakeside Apartments.

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -  Officials confirm to Eyewitness News, a tornado has struck in Hamilton County.

Official confirmation from the National Weather Service could come as early as today. The NWS will try to determine the total number of tornados in the Channel 3 viewing area and the strength of those storms.

According to Hamilton County EMS spokesperson Amy Maxwell, a tornado stuck on the north side of the Chickamauga Dam.

According to Maxwell, the tornado traveled towards the Lakeshore area and Gann Store Road.

There are several reports of trees on houses and one confirmed roof removed from a home.

Eyewitness News photojournalist Chris Bryant reports outbuildings damaged in the area of the Roundabout near Highway 153.

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