ROME, Ga. -- The National Weather Service said the deadly EF1 tornado that slammed Floyd County Wednesday night had estimated wind speeds of 95 miles per hour.
PHOTOS | Wednesday night storm damage
The weather service said the twister touched down in Rome, then headed east, carving a 3.25 mile path of destruction parallel to Kingston Highway.
Barbara Washington, 75, passed away after her house sustained damage during the storm.
The woman's cousins, who spoke to 11Alive News Thursday morning, said trees collapsed on the home while Washington was inside. She began having chest pains and called 911, but the ambulance had trouble getting to her house in the storm.
Washington was later pronounced dead of a heart attack at a local hospital.