Tornado confirmed in Atlanta

The National Weather Service is confirming that it was a tornado that struck downtown Atlanta last night.

The twister's winds were up to 110 miles per hour when it moved through downtown, according to the weather service, then increased to 135 mph.

At least 27 people were hurt, but none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Crews have been working today to haul broken glass and furniture out of downtown streets as homeowners survey damage.

All downtown events scheduled for today -- including the St. Patrick's Day parade -- have been canceled.

The SEC men's basketball tournament was moved from the Georgia Dome to the coliseum at Georgia Tech, as the twister damaged the dome during one of last night's game.

Officials are bracing for another round of storms. The weather service has issued a tornado watch for the region.


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