- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado cut a destructive path more than 5 miles long at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia.

The weather service confirmed Thursday afternoon that a tornado packing winds as powerful as 105 mph tore through the Army post Wednesday evening. It said the twister left a path 5.5 miles long and 300 yards wide.

Fort Stewart officials say no injuries were reported, but the tornado caused extensive property damage. As many as 50 residents living on the post were displaced because their homes need repairs, and there was major damage to six Army facilities.

A Fort Stewart news release Thursday said an estimated 150 private vehicles were also damaged.

Fort Stewart is the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River.

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