Preliminary storm survey says EF-2, EF-3 tornadoes hit Cherokee County

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The National Weather Service says a preliminary survey indicates that two tornadoes, an EF-2 and an EF-3, hit Cherokee County Saturday afternoon.

According to the survey team, the earlier tornado was an EF-2, which left the worst of the damage south of Alto, The later storm was an EF-3, according to the team, with the worst damage southwest of Alto on RT 21.

The survey team will continue following the path and will have more information later this afternoon.

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