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Northwest Georgia tornado had 95 mph winds, left 3-mile damage trail

ROME, GA. (AP) - Officials say a tornado that struck northwest Georgia had an estimated wind speed of 95 mph as it carved a path of destruction on the ground for 3.25 miles.

The National Weather Service released more details of their assessment as Floyd County residents cleared debris after the Wednesday night storm.

Meteorologist Verona Murrell says a tornado watch for central Georgia expired on Friday. Tornado warnings were also issued for several counties south of Atlanta.

The weather service says the twister touched down in Rome, then headed east and paralleled Kingston Highway. A small store lost much of its roof, and the entire roof was blown off a manufactured home.

The weather service said a woman in her 70s died of a heart attack after the storm passed.

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