PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
555 PM EST WED DEC 19 2007


...PRELIMINARY REPORT FOR 15 DECEMBER 2007 TORNADO AND WIND DAMAGE
REPORTED ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE...A WARM MOIST AIRMASS AND STRONG
SOUTHERLY WINDS NEAR THE SURFACE COMBINED TO PRODUCE A LARGE
TORNADIC SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM SATURDAY EVENING THAT TRACKED
NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS PARTS OF WILCOX... TELFAIR... DODGE... AND
TREUTLEN COUNTIES. THE FOLLOWING ARE DAMAGE REPORTS COLLECTED BY A
DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM SENT OUT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN PEACHTREE CITY ON SUNDAY...16 DECEMBER 2007.

WILCOX COUNTY...
AROUND 930 PM...AN EF1 TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 2 MILES
WEST OF OWENSBORO. THE TORNADO RIPPED THE ROOF OFF OF AN OLD DAIRY
SHED AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED A CINDER BLOCK BUILDING THAT WAS
ATTACHED TO THE SHED. SHORTLY AFTER...THE TORNADO LIFTED UP...BUT
THE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM CONTINUED TO PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS OF 70
TO 100 MPH AS IT RACED ACROSS SOUTHEAST WILCOX COUNTY.

AROUND 940 PM...ABOUT 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF OWENSBORO...NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF BRAMBLEWOOD AND PERRY ROADS...DAMAGING WINDS
ESTIMATED NEAR 100 MPH FLIPPED A MANUFACTURED HOME OFF ITS
FOUNDATION AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS LARGE TREES.

AROUND 950 PM...ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH...SOUTHEAST OF ABBEVILLE...
DAMAGING WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH RIPPED A TIN ROOF OFF A HOUSE AND
BLEW A TRUCK OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A DITCH.


TELFAIR COUNTY...
AROUND 1010 PM...THE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED DAMAGING WINDS
BETWEEN 70 AND 80 MPH THAT DOWNED NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES
AROUND THE TOWN OF MCRAE.


DODGE COUNTY...
AROUND 1018 PM...AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 6 MILES NORTH OF
HELENA...NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LONG BRIDGE AND NEW BETHEL CHURCH
ROADS. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A MANUFACTURED HOME...NUMEROUS TREES AND
POWERLINES ALONG LONG BRIDGE ROAD. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS APPROXIMATELY
1/2 MILE LONG AND 25 YARDS WIDE.


TREUTLEN COUNTY...
AROUND 1041 PM...AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 1 MILE
SOUTHWEST OF LOTHAIR...CAUSING NUMEROUS TREE DAMAGE TO A FORESTED
AREA. FROM THERE IT CONTINUED TO TRACK NORTHEASTWARD....CAUSING
MAINLY TREE DAMAGE ALONG ITS PATH.

AROUND 1042 PM...THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED TO AN EF2 OVER LOTHAIR. AT
THIS LOCATION...THE TORNADO DESTROYED A FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING ON
STATE ROAD 199 IN LOTHAIR.

AROUND 1046 PM...THE TORNADO WEAKENED TO AN EF1 ABOUT 1.5 MILES
NORTHEAST OF LOTHAIR AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED A MANUFACTURED HOME
AND PUSHED ANOTHER HOME OFF ITS FOUNDATION.

AROUND 1047 PM...AN EF0 TORNADO TORE OFF A CARPORT SECTION OF A
HOUSE AND THREW IT ACROSS THE STREET...ABOUT 50 YARDS.

THE TOTAL DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MILES LONG...AND
ABOUT 200 YARDS WIDE.

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.