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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 NWS Storm Survey and Aerial Photos ( click images to enlarge )
Aerial photos courtesy of the Georgia State Patrol and Carroll County Emergency Management.
[ Aerial view of damaged home. ]
Aerial view of damaged home.
Ground-level shots to the right.
[ Modular home moved off of foundation. ]
Modular home moved off of foundation.
 [ Front of home and foundation. ]
Front of home and foundation.
[ Aerial view of EF3 damage area. ]
Aerial view of EF3 damage area.
Ground-level shots to the right.
[ Debris downwind. ]
Debris downwind.
 [ Debris downwind. ]
Debris downwind.
[ Aerial view of EF3 damage area. ]
Aerial view of EF3 damage area.
Ground-level shots to the right.
[ Home completely swept off foundation and destroyed. ]
Home completely swept off foundation and destroyed.
 [ Bus was filled with heavy truck parts. ]
Bus was filled with heavy truck parts.
[ Another house near the EF3 damage area. ]
Another house near the EF3 damage area.
[ Where a house once stood. ]
Where a house once stood.
 [ Debris downwind. ]
Debris downwind.
[ Aerial view of callapsed building. ]
Aerial view of collapsed building.
Ground-level shots to the right.
[ Building collapse. ]
Building collapse.
[ Building collapse. ]
Building collapse.

 

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