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EF-1 tornado causes damage in Decatur County Sunday

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida confirms a brief, EF-1 tornado touched down in Decatur County Sunday. / Bainbridge Public Safety

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida confirms a brief, EF-1 tornado touched down in Decatur County Sunday.

A brief tornado caused trees to snap and fall in different directions along Brinson Airbase Road, about a mile Southwest of Ausmac.

The tornado was on the ground for 0.46 miles and lasted about a minute. Measuring at 31 yards wide, the tornado had max winds that were estimated to be around 90-95 mph based on the snapped trees.

Other tree and powerline damage further southwest was determined to be straight line wind damage estimated at 60-80 mph.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 TO 85 mph

EF1...Weak......86 TO 110 mph

EF2...Strong....111 TO 135 mph

EF3...Strong....136 TO 165 mph

EF4...Violent...166 TO 200mph

EF5...Violent...>200mph

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