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Tornadoes in Central Georgia - Photos
December 15, 2007

Treutlen County

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On Saturday evening, December 15, 2007, a supercell thunderstorm moved out of South Georgia into the central part of the state. As it plowed through Wilcox County, it generated a short-lived tornado and then produced straight line winds with speeds up to 100 mph. The storm later generated another short-lived tornado in Dodge County, and then one last twister in Treutlen County. There were no reported injuries, but the Fire Department in Lothair (Treutlen County) suffered the total loss of their building. There were several mobile homes and other structures either damaged or destroyed. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, GA surveyed the damage.

In Treutlen County... The supercell thunderstorm produced an EF2 tornado in the Lothair area that destroyed a Fire Department building on State Road 199. Several other structures were damaged or destroyed. The total damage path was 3.5 miles long and about 200 yards wide.

The mobile home pictured below was occupied at the time it was struck by the tornado. The occupant rode out the storm sitting in the brown chair which was sitting on the roof of the structure after the event was over. There were no significant injuries reported.

Other photos...


Samples of Damage Seen During NWS Survey ( click images to enlarge )
[ Not much left of the Fire Dept building in Lothair. ]
Not much left of the Fire Dept building in Lothair.
[ Part of the concrete slab was pulled up. ]
Part of the concrete slab was pulled up.
 [ Scene behind where the Fire Dept building once stood. ]
Scene behind where the Fire Dept building once stood.
[ Where a mobile home once stood. ]
Where a mobile home once stood.
[ Occupant was in this part of the home when the tornado hit. ]
Occupant was in this part of the home when the tornado hit.
[ Uprooted tree next to an outbuilding. ]
Uprooted tree next to an outbuilding.

 

 

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