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Tornadoes in Carroll County Georgia - Photos
February 26, 2008

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A strong upper level disturbance tapped into a southerly flow of a warm moist air off the Gulf of Mexico to produce a lines of thunderstorms during the early morning hours of February 26, 2008. The first line of storms crossed the Alabama border just prior to daybreak, and announced its arrival by knocking down trees and power lines across a wide area west of Atlanta. Thunderstorms were producing winds of 50 to 65 mph as the line plowed east toward the Atlanta Metropolitan area. At least 2 tornadoes formed in the line of storms - both hitting Carroll County. The stronger of the two tornadoes occurred west of Carrollton. This tornado was rated EF3 by a storm survey team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, GA. The second tornado in the county occurred just east of Carrollton and was assigned an EF1 intensity rating. At least 2 injuries were reported in Carroll County.

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Samples of Damage Seen During Survey from the Air ( click images to enlarge )
Photos courtesy of the Georgia State Patrol and Carroll County Emergency Management.
[ Aerial view of damaged home. ]
Aerial view of damaged home.
[ Home completely swept off foundation and destroyed. ]
Home completely swept off foundation and destroyed.
 [ Tornado intensity rated EF3 here. ]
Tornado intensity rated EF3 here.
[ Wider view of EF3 damage area. ]
Wider view of EF3 damage area.
[ Tornado cut through this home and took down almost all trees nearby. ]
Tornado cut through this home and took down almost all trees nearby.
[ House hit by large tree. ]
House hit by large tree.
[ Damage to several buildings. ]
Damage to several buildings.
[ Homes destroyed - debris swept into trees. ]
Homes destroyed - debris swept into trees.
[ Large stand of trees mowed down. ]
Large stand of trees mowed down.

 

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