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Photos of Damage Caused by Katrina's Tornadoes
September 4, 2005
Images below are examples of damage caused by F0, F1 and F2 tornadoes associated with Hurricane Katrina that struck several counties in northern and central Georgia. These occurred when bands of thunderstorms spiraled into the area Monday August 29, 2005. These photos were taken during a field survey conducted by National Weather Service representatives Lans Rothfusz, Chip West, Eric Avila, Steve Nelson and Matt Sena.

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Peach, Spalding, White, Hall, Walton counties ( click images to enlarge )
[ Fort Valley (Peach County) bank destroyed.  Some damage caused as part of clean-up operations. ]
Fort Valley (Peach County) bank destroyed. Some damage caused as part of clean-up operations.
(NWS Survey Team photo)
[ Large tree plucked from ground in Fort Valley.  Note no drag marks. ]
Large tree plucked from ground in Fort Valley. Note no drag marks.
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Aerial photo of bank damage in Fort Valley.  Note the fallen pecan tree orchard. ]
Aerial photo of bank damage in Fort Valley. Note the fallen pecan tree orchard.
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Home damaged in Spalding County. ]
Home damaged in Spalding County.
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Remnants of a shed and small home in Spalding County.  Two injuries occurred here. ]
Remnants of a shed and small home in Spalding County. Two injuries occurred here. We sincerely apologize to the owners of these buildings for improperly describing them in an earlier caption.
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Tree damage in Lula (Hall County). ]
Tree damage in Lula (Hall County).
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Severely damaged hotel in Helen (White County).  Notice the bathrooms are the only rooms remaining on the second story.  An important tornado safety lesson demonstrated!! ]
Severely damaged hotel in Helen (White County). Notice the bathrooms are the only rooms remaining on the second story. An important tornado safety lesson demonstrated!!
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Ferris wheel destroyed in Helen. ]
Ferris wheel destroyed in Helen.
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
[ Trees damaged in tornado swath at Ft. Yargo State Park in Barrow County. ]
Trees damaged in tornado swath at Ft. Yargo State Park in Barrow County.
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
  [ Vehicles damaged by falling trees in Social Circle (Walton). ]
Vehicles damaged by falling trees in Social Circle (Walton).
(NWS Survey Team photo.)
 

 

 

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