Damaging Wind & Tornadoes in Northwest GA
May 1, 2002

by Jim Noel, Nate Mayes and Don Silva

On Wednesday, May 1, 2002 severe thunderstorms raked portions of Northwest Georgia. Many trees were felled, and a number of buildings damaged as the storms moved from the northwest corner of the state southeast toward Calhoun, in Gordon County. Wind speeds up to 80 to 100 mph were estimated in some locations. A National Weather Service Survey Team visited sites reporting the most significant damage and found evidence of a couple of small tornadoes. Reportedly, there were no injuries or deaths.

Text of Team's Report Radar image


Damage to an under-contruction
steel building
Tree demolishes house - blown
down by straight line winds.
Straight line winds damage tree.
Damage to an under-contruction steel building Tree demolishes house - blown down by straight line winds Straight line winds damage tree

Damage to tool and die factory Tree blown down by straight
line winds crushes home
west of Calhoun near highway 156
Downed trees on house east side of Calhoun...south of highway 156
Damage to tool and die factory Tree blown down by straight line winds crushes home west of Calhoun near highway 156 Downed trees on house east side of Calhoun...south of highway 156

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