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Polk County Tornado
April 8, 2006
Two tornadoes hit Polk County on April 8, 2006. One near Cedartown was rated F0 on the Fujita intensity scale. Another near Rockmart was rated F2. The areas affected are shown on the map below. Examples of the damage that occurred are shown in the images below the map. (A field survey was conducted by representatives of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, Georgia.)

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[ tornado damage path ]

Polk County

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Examples of Damage in Polk County ( click images to enlarge )
[ Rail cars overturned near Rockmart. ]
Rail cars overturned near Rockmart. (NWS survey team)
[ Rail cars overturned near Rockmart. ]
Rail cars overturned near Rockmart. (NWS survey team).
[ Tree fell through roof of this house. ]
Tree fell through roof of this house. (NWS survey team)
[ Carport and storage building near Cedartown destroyed. ]
Carport and storage building near Cedartown destroyed. (NWS survey team)
[ Large oak tree felled. ]
Large oak tree felled. (NWS survey team).
[ Porch ripped off house near Cedartown. ]
Porch ripped off house near Cedartown. (NWS survey team)

 

 

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