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NWS: Thursday storm damage caused by straight-line winds

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has made a preliminary determination on what caused the damage in Paulding County Thursday evening.

The NWS sent a survey team to Paulding County Friday morning to investigate the damage. During the investigation, the team found damage along roughly one mile, starting near the intersection of County Road 224 and 133.

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Among the damage was an older barn that fell into itself and roofing debris carried roughly a third of a mile. Several 2 by 4 boards were found embedded in the ground in various directions. The NWS said a garage door was pushed in with a few pieces of roofing thrown east to northwest of the intersection of County Roads 224 and 139.

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While the damage appears to indicate some weak rotation, the NWS said the damage was not conclusive enough to classify a small area of damage as possibly tornadic. The agency will continue to investigate the data from the storm.

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