PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
825 PM EST TUE FEB 26 2008

...PRELIMINARY REPORT FOR 26 FEBRUARY CARROLL COUNTY TORNADOES...

TORNADO #1
A DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS CONFIRMED THAT AN EF3 TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN IN WESTERN CARROLL COUNTY AROUND 555 AM.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE ALABAMA STATE LINE ABOUT 13
MILES WEST OF CARROLLTON AND TRAVELED TO A POINT ABOUT 5 MILES
WEST OF CARROLLTON. THE TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS 8 MILES LONG WITH
A MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH OF 100 YARDS. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS WERE
ESTIMATED NEAR 140 MPH. A TOTAL OF 12 STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED ALONG THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...MOST SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.
ONLY FOUR THESE STRUCTURES WERE MOBILE HOMES. ONE INJURY WAS
REPORTED AT A HOME THAT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED IN THE 1200 BLOCK
OF INDIAN CREEK ROAD.

TORNADO #2
THE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM FOUND AN EF1 TORNADO EAST OF CARROLLTON. THIS
TORNADO BEGAN 3 MILES EAST OF CARROLLTON AROUND 610 AM AND ENDED 5
MILES EAST OF CARROLLTON. THE MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS 100 YARDS WIDE WITH
MAXIMUM WINDS SPEEDS OF 90 MPH. A TOTAL OF 24 STRUCTURES RECEIVED
MINOR DAMAGE...PRIMARILY SIDING AND ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES. ONE INJURY
OCCURRED ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF CARROLLTON WHEN A MOTORIST WAS
IMPACTED BY A TREE BRANCH THAT STRUCK HIS VEHICLE.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING CONCERNING THIS AND DAMAGE
REPORTED FROM OTHER AREAS IN NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA FROM THE
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA
TUESDAY.

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