Strong Winds, Not Tornado, Causes Damage at Evans Army Airfield

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Last updated: 7-18-19 @ 9:15 p.m.

Fort Stewart, GA: At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, straight-line winds caused damage and minor injuries on Evans Army Airfield at Fort Stewart.

You can hear the initial call by EMS dispatchers here, who at first believed a tornado had touched down:

Initial call made by dispatch. It was later determined that this was straight-line winds, not a tornado.

Numerous first responders arrived on scene and set up a staging area.

Minor injuries have been reported with zero fatalities. Patients were treated at the scene and released.

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