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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
930 PM EDT MON APR 27 2009

...FINAL REPORT FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA TORNADO EVENTS OF 
APRIL 10TH/11TH.  TORNADOES ARE ORDERED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

TORNADO NO: 1 - CHATTOOGA COUNTY:
0500 PM EDT/EF2/LENGTH: 1 MILE/WIDTH: 200 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 120 MPH
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE SUMMERVILLE AREA AND CAUSED CONSIDERABLE 
DAMAGE. OVER 30 HOMES AND 10 BUSINESSES DAMAGED...MOSTLY MINOR. THE 
MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED ON COMMERCE STREET. THE BRICK WALL 
OF A CAR CARE CENTER ON COMMERCE STREET COLLAPSED. A SINGLE-WIDE 
MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLEGHORN 
AND SCOGGIN STREETS. THE MOBILE HOME WAS ANCHORED...AND THE METAL 
FRAME WAS RIPPED FROM THE FOUNDATION AND THE HOME WAS TOSSED ON ITS 
SIDE. THE ROOF WAS LIFTED AND SHIFTED ON A LUMBER WAREHOUSE...ALSO 
ON COMMERCE STREET.  WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF A BARBECUE RESTAURANT 
ON COMMERCE STREET AS WELL.

TORNADO NO: 2 - PICKENS COUNTY:
0604 PM EDT/EF1/LENGTH: 4 MILES/WIDTH: 440 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 90 MPH 
TOUCHED DOWN NEAR GEORGIA HIGHWAY 136 AND GRANDVIEW...JUST NORTHEAST 
OF JASPER. DAMAGE WAS GREATEST ALONG OLD GRANDVIEW ROAD. NUMEROUS 18 
INCH OR LESS DIAMETER HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ALONG THE 
PATH OF THE TORNADO. MANY POWER LINES DOWN AND SNAPPED UTILITY 
POLES. ONE PERSON WAS REPORTED TO HAVE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK 
DURING THE EVENT...BUT NO FATALITIES OR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

TORNADO NO: 3 - FORSYTH COUNTY:
0657 PM EDT/EF1/LENGTH: 0.5 MILE/WIDTH: 200 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 105 MPH
TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF A HOME ON BAY CIRCLE UPROOTING AT LEAST
50 TREES...SEVERAL OF WHICH FELL ON AND CAUSED MODERATE DAMAGE TO 
THE STRUCTURE. AN ADJACENT SIDE HOME ALSO SUFFERED DAMAGED FROM 
DOWNED TREES. TWO VEHICLES WERE SMASHED FROM LARGE DOWNED OAK AND 
PINE TREES. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED ACROSS AN INLET OF LAKE LANIER
DESTROYING THREE BOATS AND TWO BOAT DOCKS. THE BOAT DOCKS AND ONE 
BOAT WERE TOSSED UP ON THE LAND...OVERTURNED...AND MOVED AT LEAST 200
YARDS. ANOTHER HOME JUST BEYOND THIS ALSO SUFFERED MINOR 
DAMAGE...WITH ANOTHER 50 OR SO TREES DOWNED ON THE ADJACENT LAND.

TORNADO NO: 4 - CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY:
0946 PM EDT/EF1/LENGTH: 4 MILES/WIDTH: 440 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 100MPH
BEGAN NEAR BABBIT ROAD APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MILES SOUTH OF OCHILLE.  
ENDED 4 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THIS POINT. DAMAGE STARTED AS A 
DOWNBURST...WHICH AFFECTED A TWO-MILE LONG AND TWO MILE-WIDE AREA. 
WITHIN THIS DOWNBURST AREA...THE BRIEF EF1 TORNADO SPINUP OCCURRED.  
COMBINED DAMAGE FROM THE DOWNBURST AND TORNADO CONSISTED OF 
DESTRUCTION OF SEVERAL BUILDINGS AND SHEDS.  HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE 
FLATTENED ALONG THE PATH.

TORNADO NO: 5 - CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY:
1000 PM EDT/EF0/LENGTH: 4 MILES/WIDTH: 100 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 80 MPH
THIS TORNADO WAS SPAWNED BY THE SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT
SPAWNED THE FIRST TORNADO IN CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY. THIS TORNADO 
TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF CUSSETA. 
MINOR DAMAGE TO AT LEAST TWO HOMES, ONE CHURCH, AND SEVERAL SHEDS 
ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO.

TORNADO NO: 6 - HANCOCK COUNTY:
1019 PM EDT/EF0/LENGTH: 1.5 MILES/WIDTH: 100 FT/MAX WINDS: 80 MPH
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTHWEST OF SPARTA. ONE MOBILE HOME 
LOST SHINGLES...SIDING...AND WINDOWS.

TORNADO NO: 7 - HANCOCK COUNTY:
1023 PM EDT/EF0/LENGTH 1.1 MILES/WIDTH 100 FT/MAX WINDS:  80 MPH
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF SPARTA. NUMEROUS LARGE 
TREES DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO IN A RURAL AREAS.

TORNADO NO: 8 - HANCOCK COUNTY:
*** 1 INJURY ***
1028 PM EDT/EF3/LENGTH: 6.25 MILES/WIDTH 0.5 MILE/MAX WINDS: 160 MPH 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN SPARTA AND CULVERTON IN 
EASTERN HANCOCK COUNTY.  ONE 4000 SQ. FT. TWO-STORY SITE BUILT HOME 
COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH DAMAGE DEBRIS STREWN ACROSS UP TO 400 FT. 
ONE MOBILE HOME ALSO LEVELED...WITH MINOR DAMAGE TO TWO OTHER 
HOMES.  A LARGE SWATH OF PECAN TREES IN AN ORCHARD WAS FLATTENED.

TORNADO NO: 9 - GLASCOCK COUNTY:
1056 PM EDT/EF0/LENGTH 1000 YARDS/WIDTH 150 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 100 MPH 
A BRIEF EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1/4 MILE SOUTHEAST OF GIBSON. 
NUMEROUS PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ALONG THE APPROXIMATE 
1/2 MILE LONG NEAR DUE EASTWARD PATH OF THE TORNADO. NO SIGNIFICANT 
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THIS AREA.

TORNADO NO: 10 - SUMTER/DOOLY/WILCOX COUNTIES:
1100 PM EDT/EF1/LENGTH: 25 MILES/WIDTH: 250 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 110 MPH
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN FAR EASTERN SUMTER COUNTY...ABOUT 3 MILES 
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF METHVINS...AND TRAVELED 25 MILES 
EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN DOOLY AND INTO WESTERN WILCOX 
COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH OF SEVILLE. AROUND 1000 
TREES WERE DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. TWO HOMES SUFFERED 
SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE...ONE FROM A FALLEN TREE. SEVERAL BARNS AND 
OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. SEVERAL IRRIGATION SYSTEMS WERE ROLLED 
OVER. DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED TO TWO MOBILE HOMES AND A SMALL RADIO 
TOWER...WHICH WAS BLOWN OVER.

TORNADO NO: 11 - DOOLY COUNTY:
1120 PM EDT/EF0/LENGTH: 6 MILES/WIDTH: 100 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 85 MPH 
AS THE EF1 TORNADO WAS MOVING ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN DOOLY 
COUNTY...SOUTH OF VIENNA...ANOTHER SHORTER-LIVED EF0 TORNADO MOVED 
ACROSS DOOLY COUNTY JUST NORTH OF VIENNA. THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 
APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES NORTH OF VIENNA AND TRAVELED SIX MILES 
BEFORE LIFTING ABOUT SIX MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF VIENNA. SPOTTY 
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. A CHICKEN HOUSE 
WAS DESTROYED...ONE HOME SUFFERED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE...AND A TIN ROOF 
WAS PEELED OFF A BARN. FIFTEEN TO 20 TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED 
ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO.

TORNADO NO: 12 - SUMTER COUNTY: 
1140 PM EDT/EF0/LENGTH: 1 MILE/WIDTH: 200 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 100 MPH 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE EXPERIMENTAL STATION ON HIGHWAY 280 
1 MILE NORTHEAST OF PLAINS. TORNADO WAS AN EF1 AND 200 YARDS WIDE 
AT TOUCHDOWN. DAMAGE WAS SPOTTY WITH NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED.

TORNADO NO: 13 - GLASCOCK/JEFFERSON COUNTIES:
1202 AM EDT/EF1/LENGTH: 5 MILES/WIDTH: 200 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 110 MPH
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 4.5 MILES EAST OF GIBSON IN FAR EASTERN 
GLASCOCK COUNTY...THEN CONTINUED ON AN ALMOST DUE EASTWARD TRACK FOR 
FIVE MILES ACROSS FAR NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. THE TORNADO ENDED 
ABOUT THREE MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF STAPLETON. MOST SIGNIFICANT 
DAMAGE WAS TO A CHURCH NEAR U.S. HIGHWAY 80 AND GEORGIA HIGHWAY 296 
AT THE HEARTSGROVE BAPTIST CHURCH. PART OF THE ROOF AND BRICK SIDING 
AS WELL AS THE CHIMNEY WERE REMOVED FROM THE STRUCTURE. SEVERAL 
GRANITE HEADSTONES WERE TIPPED OVER IN THE ADJACENT CEMETERY.  
NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWN...ESPECIALLY ALONG A 3/4 MILE LONG TRACK 
EAST OF THE CHURCH.

TORNADO NO: 14 - SUMTER/CRISP/WILCOX COUNTIES:
1215 AM EDT/EF1/LENGTH: 33 MILES/WIDTH: 200 YARDS/MAX WINDS: 100 MPH 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN WITHIN THE COBB COMMUNITY IN SOUTHEAST SUMTER 
COUNTY. TORNADO WAS AN EF1 AND 200 YARDS WIDE AT TOUCHDOWN. TORNADO 
CROSSED LAKE BLACKSHEAR AND DIMINISHED TO AN EF0 AND 100 YARDS 
WIDE...BUT CONTINUED ON A SPORADIC PATH TO HATLEY IN FAR EASTERN 
CRISP COUNTY...AND THEN ON TO THE OWENSBORO AREA BEFORE ENDING. 
WITHIN SUMTER COUNTY...45 HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND ONE WAS DESTROYED. 
WITHIN CRISP COUNTY...20 HOMES WERE DAMAGED. THE MAJORITY OF THE 
DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES WAS THE RESULT OF DOWNED TREES. AT LEAST 100 
TREES AND A NUMBER OF POWER LINES WERE DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE 
TORNADO THROUGH FAR SOUTHEASTERN SUMTER...CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST 
CRISP COUNTY...AND INTO SOUTH CENTRAL WILCOX COUNTY. IN WILCOX 
COUNTY...MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED IN THE OWENSBORO AREA. 
A HOME SUFFERED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY 
ROAD 60 AND COUNTY ROAD 61...A MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED JUST EAST 
OF THE INTERSECTION OF GEORGIA HIGHWAY 233 AND GEORGIA HIGHWAY 
238...AND CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO A PECAN ORCHARD WAS OBSERVED JUST 
EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 63 ABOUT ONE MILE EAST-SOUTHEAST OF OWENSBORO.

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