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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 Storm Survey by Carroll County Emergency Management ( click images to enlarge )
[ Severe damage to home. ]
severe Damage to home.
[ Damage near the EF3 intensity area. ]
Damage near the EF3 intensity area.
 [ Home swept completely off foundation. ]
Home swept completely off foundation.
[ Lage tree crushed this house. ]
Large tree crushed this house.
[ Where tornado crossed a road. ]
Where tornado crossed a road.
 [ Home swept completely off foundation. ]
Home swept completely off foundation.

 

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