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Tornado Caused $4.8 Million in Damage at Robins Air Force Base

Robins Air Force Base. (U. S. Air Force file photo by Sue Sapp)
Robins Air Force Base. (U. S. Air Force file photo by Sue Sapp)

A tornado that hit Robins Air Force Base on April 1 caused an estimated $4.8 million in damage.

Col. Jeff King, the installation commander, said the roofs of 12 buildings were damaged in the storm. He said there was also significant flooding and power outages.

"We are doing what we can to restore capability as quickly as possible," King said at the State of the Base luncheon at the Museum of Aviation on Tuesday.

Winds reached 70 to 90 miles per hour, he said.

He said the base is working to secure additional funding from the Air Force to make the repairs.

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