PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
400 PM EDT TUE MAY 1 2007

...FINAL DAMAGE REPORT FOR APRIL 15 SEVERE WEATHER...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED 8 TORNADOES DURING THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS OF APRIL 15TH. THREE OF THE TORNADOES WERE RATED EF2...FOUR OF
THE TORNADOES WERE RATED EF1 AND ANOTHER TORNADO WAS RATED EF0. THE
FINAL REPORT ON THE LOCATION AND STRENGTH OF THE TORNADOES FOLLOWS.
ANY CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS REPORT HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTED AT THE
BEGINNING OF EACH PARAGRAPH.

...DAMAGE INTENSITY OF FIRST TORNADO INCREASED TO EF1...
THE FIRST TORNADO AFFECTED DODGE COUNTY WHEN A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
AT 1:23 AM EDT ABOUT 1 MILE WEST OF DOWNTOWN EASTMAN. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST LIFTING 4 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF
DOWNTOWN EASTMAN AROUND 1:28 AM EDT. TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS 4.5
MILES... MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 100 YARDS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1
WITH A MAXIMUM WIND SPEED WAS 90 MPH. RETAIL BUILDINGS ON U.S. 23
RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. AN ADJACENT GREENHOUSE WAS DESTROYED. THE
ANNOUNCERS BOOTH AT THE EASTMAN HIGH SCHOOL FIELD WAS DESTROYED.
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWNED ON HOMES. SEVERAL HOMES
RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. TWO MOBILE HOMES THAT WERE UNSECURED WERE
DESTROYED.

THE SECOND TORNADO AFFECTED LAURENS COUNTY AND RESULTED IN TWO
INJURIES. A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 1:45 AM EDT ABOUT 8.5 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF DUBLIN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 117
AND U.S. 441/319. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST...LIFTING AT 1:54
AM EDT ABOUT 5.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF DUBLIN. TOTAL PATH LENGTH
WAS APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES... MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 200 YARDS. THE
TORNADO WAS RATED EF2 WITH A MAXIMUM WIND SPEED WAS 120 MPH. A
TIED-DOWN DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED RESULTING
IN TWO INJURIES. ANOTHER TIED-DOWN MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED WITH 2
ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN INSIDE ...ALL SURVIVED WITH ONE MINOR INJURY.
A HOME HAD ITS CARPORT AND PART OF ITS ROOF REMOVED REMOVED. SEVERAL
OTHER MOBILE HOMES AND HOMES RECEIVED DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES OR
WIND. A LARGE GREENHOUSE WAS ALSO DESTROYED.

...RATING AND DAMAGE INFORMATION ADDED...
SIMULTANEOUS TO THE SECOND TORNADO...A THIRD TORNADO HIT SOUTHERN
LAURENS COUNTY...TOUCHING DOWN AT 1:50 AM EDT ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH-
NORTHEAST OF THE COMMUNITY OF CEDAR GROVE. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
NORTHEAST...LIFTING ABOUT 1.5 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE COMMUNITY
OF LOWERY AT 1:58 AM EDT. TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS 6.5 MILES...MAXIMUM
PATH WIDTH WAS 50 YARDS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF0 WITH A MAXIMUM
WIND SPEED OF 80 MPH. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG THE MOSTLY
FORESTED PATH. A FEW OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED NEAR MORTON ROAD AND
ROCK SPRINGS ROAD.

...END POINT MODIFIED...
A FOURTH TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WESTERN TREUTLEN COUNTY AT 2:04 AM
EDT ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROCKLEDGE...SOUTH OF I-16 AND
TRAVELED NORTH-NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN EMANUEL AND FAR SOUTHERN
JOHNSON COUNTIES. THE TORNADO LIFTED AT 2:18 AM EDT ABOUT 3 MILES
NORTH-NORTHEAST OF ADRIAN. TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS 10 MILES...MAXIMUM
PATH WIDTH WAS 1/4 MILE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 WITH A MAXIMUM
WIND SPEED OF 100 MPH. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG AND NORTH
OF I-16. TWO HOUSES SOUTHEAST OF THE COMMUNITY OF ORIANNA WERE
DAMAGED AND TWO OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. A SILO WAS THROWN 1/4
MILE INTO THE FIELD ACROSS THE ROAD. ANOTHER HOME NORTHEAST OF
ORIANNA RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. IN ADRIAN...A MOBILE HOME WAS ROLLED
OVER AND A UTILITY BUILDING HAD PART OF ITS ROOF REMOVED...AROUND A
DOZEN HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE AND NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED. A
CAMPGROUND NORTHEAST OF ADRIAN WAS AFFECTED AS TWO HOUSES WERE
HEAVILY DAMAGED WHEN TREES WERE DOWNED ON THEM. AN UNSECURED MOBILE
HOME 3 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF ADRIAN WAS ALSO DESTROYED.

...RATING AND DAMAGE INFORMATION ADDED...
A FIFTH TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT NEARLY THE SAME TIME AS THE FOURTH
TORNADO...BEGINNING IN NORTHEAST LAURENS COUNTY AT 2:05 AM EDT ABOUT
5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DUBLIN. THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST...
LIFTING INTERMITTENTLY...INTO WESTERN JOHNSON COUNTY AND FINALLY
LIFTED AROUND 2:24 AM EDT ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KITE. TOTAL
PATH LENGTH WAS 19 MILES...MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 100 YARDS. THE
TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 WITH A MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 100 MPH. THE
TORNADO DAMAGED OR DESTROYED SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS. SOME HOMES
RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. A CHURCH NORTH 5 MILES NORTH OF SCOTT
RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE INCLUDING A FAMILY LIFE CENTER WHICH WAS
SHIFTED SLIGHTLY.

A SIXTH TORNADO AFFECTED EASTERN EMANUEL COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN AT 2:56 AM EDT 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TWIN CITY AND TRAVELED
NORTHEAST TO ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF TWIN CITY. THE TOTAL PATH
LENGTH WAS 5 MILES...MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 200 YARDS. THE TORNADO
WAS RATED EF2 WITH A MAXIMUM WIND SPEED WAS 115 MPH. TWO HOMES WERE
DAMAGED HEAVILY REMOVING SIGNIFICANTS PARTS OF THEIR ROOFS AND
WALLS. OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. A MOBILE HOME WAS ALSO DAMAGED.

A SEVENTH TORNADO HIT CRISP COUNTY...RESULTING FROM A NEW COMPLEX OF
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WORTH COUNTY AND CROSSED
INTO CRISP COUNTY AT 3:27AM EDT ABOUT 5.5 MILES WEST OF ARABI. THE
TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND LIFTED AT 3:39 AM EDT ABOUT 3 MILES
NORTHEAST OF ARABI. TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 14 MILES
...WITH APPROXIMATELY 7.5 MILES OCCURRING IN CRISP COUNTY. PATH
WIDTH WAS 200 YARDS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 WITH A MAXIMUM WIND
SPEED WAS 100 MPH. NEAR ARABI...A MOBILE HOME WAS SHIFTED OFF ITS
FOUNDATION...AND ITS STRAPS PULLED OUT OF THE GROUND. SEVERAL TREES
WERE DOWNED AS WELL. AS THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR EXIT 92 ON I-75...IT
TOSSED A CAR ONTO A GUARD RAIL.

...RATING AND DAMAGE INFORMATION ADDED...
THIS SAME STORM PRODUCED AN EIGHTH TORNADO IN DODGE COUNTY...HITTING
THE CITY OF EASTMAN A SECOND TIME. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 4:25
AM EDT ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN EASTMAN AND TRAVELED
NORTHEAST... LIFTING AT AROUND 4:30 AM EDT ABOUT 3.5 MILES EAST OF
DOWNTOWN EASTMAN. THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS 4.5 MILES WITH A MAXIMUM
PATH WIDTH OF 200 YARDS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF2 WITH A MAXIMUM
WIND SPEED OF 120 MPH. THE COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT GARAGE WAS
DESTROYED. A NEARBY HOME SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WITH PART OF
ITS ROOF AND PATIO REMOVED AND PART OF AN EXTERIOR WALL KNOCKED
DOWN. A BARN WAS DESTROYED. SEVERAL HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE. TWO
UNSECURED MOBILE HOMES WERE ALSO DESTROYED.

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