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Fort Stewart military base in Georgia damaged in suspected tornado, no injuries

By Amy R. Connolly   |   Feb. 4, 2016 at 6:14 AM

FORT STEWART, Ga., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Dozens of people have been displaced after a suspected tornado touched down at Fort Stewart in Georgia, causing widespread damage across the military base.

There were no reports of injuries after the storm about 5 p.m. Wednesday, but damages included downed power lines, destroyed homes and wrecked vehicles. Up to 50 people were displaced from their homes, a military spokesman said.

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Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Townley Hedrick said the storm crossed the post west to east, damaging the motor pool, a golf course, housing and an on-site school. Cleanup was expected to take several days.

A team from the National Weather Service was expected to be assessing the damage Thursday.

Located about 40 miles from Savannah, Fort Stewart is made up of some 280,000 acres and is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi.

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