Geraldine-Pine Ridge Tornado...November 24, 2001

The tornado first touched down at approximately 2:25 PM CST along County Road 65 southwest of Peaks Corner, with tree damage. The tornado tracked to County Road 52, where a small barn was destroyed. As the tornado continued northeastward, several chicken barns received heavy damage, and many trees were snapped off at mid-trunk. A narrow path of damage continued northeast, including F2 damage, removing a roof from a cinder-block Click here to see a larger map of the approximate tornado track. building and knocking down a wall, and moving a small pickup truck several feet. The tornado continued northeast, destroying a trailer home, snapping off trees, and damaging more chicken barns along CR 44. The tornado descended a steep hill into the Pine Ridge community, damaging a church, where the path ended. The width of the tornado was approximately 100 yards wide, with a track length of 7.1 miles. There were no injuries reported with this tornado. A Tornado Warning for Dekalb County was issued at 1:58 PM CST, valid until 2:45 PM CST. A Tornado warning was issued for Etowah County at 1:11 PM CST, valid until 2:00 PM CST. Tornado Watch 818 was in effect for Dekalb County, which was issued at 9:19 AM CST.

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