Storm Surveys: Georgia Tornado Outbreak April 27-28 2011

Here are a images from the completed Georgia storm surveys from the National Weather Service.
All of this information can be found here- http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/?n=20110427_svrstorms, as well as more text &images, and future updates from storm surveys still be conducted.

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Catoosa County

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF4 tornado with winds of 175 MPH occurred in Catoosa County. The path length was 13 miles with a width of one third of a mile. Seven fatalities and 30 injuries occurred with this tornado. 75 to 100 homes were damaged or destroyed.

Dade and Walker County

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF3 tornado with winds of 150 MPH occurred in Dade and Walker Counties. The path length was 18 miles with a width of six tenths of a mile. Note that this path length ONLY includes the area in Georgia (the tornado tracked into Georgia from Alabama). Homes were destroyed, 18 with major damage and tens of thousands of trees were downed. There were 2 fatalities and 12 injuries with this storm.

Bartow, Cherokee, and Pickens Counties

A National Weather Service survey team along with the Cherokee County Emergency Management determined that an EF3 tornado with winds of 150 MPH touched down around 925 PM EDT Wednesday evening. The path length was 23 miles and width was a half mile. At least 3 injuries were reported with this tornado, two in Bartow and one in Pickens.

Meriwether, Spalding, and Henry Counties

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF3 tornado with winds of 140 MPH touched down 6 miles north northeast of Gay in Meriwether County at approximately 1203 AM EDT Thursday morning. It tracked across Spalding County and lifted 2 miles south of Hampton in Henry County at approximately 1228 AM EDT. The tornado had a path length of 20 miles and a width of half of a mile.

Pike, Lamar, Monroe, and Butts Counties

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF3 tornado with winds of 140 MPH crossed Pike, Lamar, Monroe and Butts Counties early Thursday morning. Two fatalities occurred when a house was destroyed along Grove Street in Lamar County. Three houses were damaged, one of which was destroyed. Three people were injured in the damaged house. The tornado had a path length of apprxoimately 30 miles and a maximum width of six tenths of a mile.

Polk, Floyd, and Bartow Counties

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF2 tornado with maximum winds of 125 MPH moved across extreme northwest Polk, south Floyd, and Bartow counties Wednesday evening. The path length was 26 miles long and had a width of a half mile wide. More than 13 structures were destroyed and in addition about 10 chicken houses were destroyed.

Dade County

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF1 tornado with 110 MPH winds tracked from Trenton northward to the Tennessee state line in Dade County at approximately 8:40 AM. The tornado had a path length of 7 miles and was 50 yards wide. There was minor damge to homes and an elementary school.

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF1 tornado with 110 MPH winds tracked from Fox Mountain to Rising Fawn in Dade County at approximately 7:50 PM. This tornado tracked into the state from Alabama and within Georgia it had a path length of 3 miles and was 100 yards wide.

Newton, Morgan, and Greene Counties

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF1 tornado with winds of 105 MPH occurred early Thursday morning. It had a path length of 25 miles and a width of half a mile. A shopping center in Madison had a tin roof peeled back. Thousands of trees were downed. Approximately 50 structures sustained damage from downed trees. One trailer had part of the back ripped off. Two trailers sustained tree damage. Three other trailers that were not tied down were flipped.

Warren County

A National Weather Service survey team determined that an EF1 tornado with winds of 105 MPH touched down 4 miles southwest of Norwood at approximately 339 AM EDT Thursday morning and lifted 1 mile northeast of Camak in Warren County at approximately 351 AM EDT. It had a path length of 8 miles and a width of a quarter of a mile. Eight structures were damaged due to fallen trees and hundreds of trees were downed. The time of the touchdown will be added at a later time.

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