Cherokee County Georgia Tornado Track Images

Tornado Details

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.

Storm Report

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).

Information provided by National Weather Service – Peachtree City, GA

See related: Tornadoes in Georgia on September 5 2011 published September 6, 2011

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