Severe Weather Outbreak April 27-28 2011 Aftermath

First, let me apologize for not ‘live blogging’ the event. I became overwhelmed by the destruction and death that occurred in Alabama, as the storms headed for Georgia. I was very concerned not only for those that had been affected by the severe weather and tornadoes, but for myself, my family, and those in the local area, of what was heading our direction. Needless to say, if you follow weather related events, you are well aware of the outcome of the past couple of days. The sadness is, we no not yet of the final lives lost. Material things can be replaced.

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Here in the local area, we were not left untouched by the powerful storm system that moved across the nation causing death and destruction. My home county [ Harris Co Georgia ] had what is yet to be confirmed as a tornado move through. Many areas in Georgia felt the wrath, and many on the east coast are still feeling it.

This tornado outbreak will go down in history as one of few that has claimed so my lives. As it stands at this time, it may be ranked as the second most destructive in the past 50 years. In the coming days, it may find itself being placed as number one ahead of the Super Outbreak of 1974.

I’ll be gathering a few videos and links of damage around the local area in the coming day, and post them here on the blog.

For now, heres a couple radar screen captures showing the storms and tornadoes as they headed for, impacted, and left the area. All images can be enlarged by clicking on them. For ease, they will open in a new tab / window.

This one shows the storms in Alabama headed for Georgia

These two show Tornadoes indicated on Radar

This one shows the Tornado that impacted North Harris County Georgia [not yet confirmed]. Yellow square is my location.

This one shows more storms and Tornadoes. Notice the top left showing a strong radar return.

Preliminary Tornado Tracks in Georgia

And a list of Local Preliminary Storm Reports.

1102 PM     HAIL             LAGRANGE                33.04N 85.03W
04/27/2011 E1.75 INCH TROUP GA LAW ENFORCEMENT

TROUP COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL
AND POWER OUTAGES ON LAFAYETTE PKWY IN LAGRANGE.

1116 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 S LAGRANGE 32.97N 85.03W
04/27/2011 TROUP GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

TROUP COUNTY 911 RELAYED A REPORT OF ROOF DAMAGE TO A
HOUSE ON MURPHY ROAD.

1154 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 NE HAMILTON 32.80N 84.84W
04/27/2011 HARRIS GA BROADCAST MEDIA

BROADCAST MEDIA RELAYED REPORTS OF A DOWNED OAK TREE
DESTROYING A HOME ON G STREET IN HAMILTON.

1155 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 NE HAMILTON 32.80N 84.82W
04/27/2011 HARRIS GA BROADCAST MEDIA

BROADCAST MEDIA RELAYED REPORTS OF A CAR AND A HOUSE
FLIPPED ON GA HWY 354 EAST OF HAMILTON.

1207 AM TSTM WND DMG 2 S WARM SPRINGS 32.86N 84.68W
04/28/2011 MERIWETHER GA AMATEUR RADIO

AMATEUR RADIO RELAYED REPORTS OF SEVERAL DOWNED TREES
SOUTH OF WARM SPRINGS.

1207 AM TORNADO WARM SPRINGS 32.89N 84.68W
04/28/2011 MERIWETHER GA BROADCAST MEDIA

BROADCAST MEDIA REPORTED THAT THE ROOF WAS MISSING FROM
MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN WARM SPRINGS.

1209 AM TORNADO 1 WNW WARM SPRINGS 32.90N 84.69W
04/28/2011 MERIWETHER GA EMERGENCY MNGR

MERIWETHER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS DAMAGE
ALONG THE 4000 BLOCK OF ROOSEVELT RD AND 5000 BLOCK OF MT
CARMEL RD. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE DOWNED AND 5000
CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT POWER.

You can read the run up to this severe weather outbreak here

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