Forecasters: Heavy storms roll south of Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Emergency officials say heavy storms - and possibly a tornado - toppled trees south of Savannah, but they are unaware of any major injuries or damage.

Bryan County Emergency Services Director James Anderson told The Associated Press that heavy winds toppled trees across railroad tracks Monday evening. He had not received reports of other significant problems.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say radar images indicated that a tornado had formed around 7:21 p.m. near Oak Level, roughly eight miles southeast of Richmond Hill. It appeared to move east.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the storms knocked out electricity to nearly 4,000 Georgia Power customers. Utility officials say they hope to restore electricity by midnight.

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