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The Severe Storms of March 15, 2008

[ map of tornado track ]

Just one day after the City of Atlanta was hit by a deadly tornado, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes returned to Georgia. These storms dealt the state another heavy blow as two people lost their lives and others were injured. Hail and high winds struck at least 40 counties. Survey teams from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City confirmed 3 tornadoes - the worst being an EF3 killer that raked portions of Floyd, Polk and Bartow counties. Maximum winds with this storm were estimated as high as 150 mph. Some of the thundertorms produced hail the size of tennis balls or larger - including storms in Jones, Jefferson, Walton, Rockdale, Madison, Fulton, Dawson, Douglas, Jackson and Cherokee Counties.

map showing those counties hit by severe thunderstorms on March 15, 2008  Back to Home Page EF3 tornado in Polk, Floyd, Bartow counties EF2 tornado in Jefferson County EF0 tornado in Butts County
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