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A Wintertime Outbreak of Severe Thunderstorms In Georgia
December 28, 2005

updated January 24, 2006

[ photo of tornado in Pulaski County ]

3 tornadoes in Central Georgia...

On Wednesday, December 28, 2005 there was an eruption of severe thunderstorms across portions of North and Central Georgia (mainly Central GA) that resulted in at least 3 tornadoes, and several occurrences of very large hail. The tornadoes (probably F0 or F1) occurred in Laurens, Wilcox, and Pulaski counties - affecting mainly rural areas, but damaging several structures and a few cars/trucks. Hail fell in at least 33 counties across North and Central Georgia. Hail the size of softballs hit Sumter County, and hail the size of baseballs pummeled a few others - including Troup, Crisp, and Johnson. Fortunately, there were apparently no injuries.

Other relevant Web pages and documents...

 

  • Location of tornadoes, hail and wind damage from the Storm Prediction Center
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    Tornado Damage in Wilcox County ( click images to enlarge )
    [ House & tree damage in Wilcox County north of Pitts ]
    House & tree damage in Wilcox County north of Pitts (courtesy Wilcox EMA director)
    [ Massive tree felled in Wilcox County ]
    Massive tree felled by tornado in Wilcox County north of Pitts (courtesy Wilcox EMA director).
    [ Industrial building damaged by tornado in Wilcox County ]
    Industrial building damaged by tornado in Wilcox County (courtesy Wilcox EMA director)

    Hail in Troup County ... Funnel Cloud over Pulaski County
    Tornado Damage in Laurens County ( click images to enlarge )
    [ Hail hits auto dealership in LaGrange ]
    Hail hits auto dealership in LaGrange (Troup County).
    [ funnel cloud over Pulaski County
    Funnel cloud over Pulaski County. (Courtesy Jeff Cox - Fox24, and Alan Moore)
    [ Tornado damage in Laurens County
    Tornado damage in Laurens County - Ben Hall Lake and US319 area. (Courtesy Don Bryant)

     

     

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