Location: Cherokee County Rating: EF-1 Wind Speed: 90MPH Path Length: 24 miles Path Width: 1/4 mile Injuries: 1 Deaths: 0 Additional Information: The initial touchdown was just south of Dixie Speedway near Woodstock in south Central Cherokee County. The tornado moved north to northeast and then lifted completely near Nelson in north central Cherokee County. Brookshire and Towne Lake Hills South subdivisions were the hardest hit with 400 homes damaged or destroyed.
Path of EF-1 tornado that struck Cherokee County.
0311 PM TORNADO 3 WSW WOODSTOCK 34.08N 84.57W 09/05/2011 F1 CHEROKEE GA NWS STORM SURVEY
*** 1 INJ *** MAX WIND SPEED 90 MPH...PATH LENGTH 24 MILES SEMI-CONTINUOUS...MAX PATH WIDTH 1/4 MILE. INITIAL TOUCH DOWN JUST SOUTH OF DIXIE SPEEDWAY NEAR WOODSTOCK IN SOUTH CENTRAL CHEROKEE COUNTY...MOVED NORTH TO NORTHEAST THEN LIFTED COMPLETELY NEAR NELSON IN NORTH CENTRAL CHEROKEE COUNTY. BROOKSHIRE AND TOWNE LAKE HILLS SOUTH SUBDIVISIONS HARDEST HIT WITH 400 HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. 1 CONFIRMED INJURY.
Reflectivity image of Cherokee County tornado.
Storm Relative Velocity of Cherokee County tornado.
Damage to a house in Holly Springs, GA (Cherokee County).
Damage from the EF-1 tornado in Cherokee County.
Trees snapped by the EF-1 tornado in Holly Springs, GA (Cherokee County).