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Tornado near Bostwick, Georgia 
April 8, 2010

On Thursday, April 8, a cold front swept through the southeast United States as a surface low pressure moved across the Great Lakes region. With the instability and shear ahead of the cold front, a line of showers and thunderstorms developed and at 4:50 pm produced an EF1 tornado with winds of 80 to 90 miles an hour. The damage spanned a 2-mile long and up to 50 yard wide path across Morgan County from High Shoals Road to the Appalachee River. 

Five homes and one chicken house were damaged and five outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. The most severely damaged house was located approximately in the middle of the two mile path. The front porch of the house was destroyed, a portion of the roof had been blown off, and a tree fell on the back of the house. Other damage included shingles ripped off of roofs, a few broken windows, and some tree limbs driven into roofs and outer walls.

Map of damage path... ( click images to enlarge )
[ Path of EF1 tornado that struck northeast of Bostwick in Morgan County. ]
Path of EF1 tornado that struck northeast of Bostwick in Morgan County.

  

Damage Photos... ( click images to enlarge )
[ Front porch destroyed and portion of roof torn off house. ]
Front porch destroyed and portion of roof torn off house.
[ A structure destroyed. ]
A structure destroyed.
[ Limb of pine tree driven into roof of house. ]
Limb of pine tree driven into roof of house.
[ Foam board driven into tree. ]
Foam board driven into tree.
[ Trees snapped from the tornado. ]
Trees snapped from the tornado.
[ Trees bent from the tornado. ]
Trees bent from the tornado.
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