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Tornado Hits Jefferson County, Georgia - Photos
March 15, 2008

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[ image of tornado near Wrens, Georgia ] On March 15, 2008 severe thunderstorms raked across much of North and Central Georgia. One of the 3 tornadoes that occurred that day struck Jefferson County before moving into Burke County. The tornado touched down at 615 pm EDT about 1 mile northwest of Wrens and traveled east 9 miles before exiting the county. Maximum sustained wind speeds were estimated near 120 mph. The maximum path width was one quarter of a mile. Significant roof damage to homes was observed during a damage survey conducted by the National Wather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia. Several mobile homes were destroyed in Mathews. Numerous trees were downed in Wrens... some of which fell on homes and structures. No serious injuries and no fatalities were reported.

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Images of Tornado ( click images to enlarge )
[ Funnel cloud. ]
Funnel cloud
[ Tornado or wall cloud? Trees obscure view. ]
Tornado or wall cloud? Trees obscure view.

 


Damage seen across Jefferson County ( click images to enlarge )
Photos taken during post storm survey conducted by the NWS in Peachtree City, GA
[ Damage to trees and home. ]
Damage to trees and home.
[ Damage to large trees. ]
Damage to large trees.
 [ Serious damage to home. ]
Serious damage to home.
[ All that remains of a mobile home. ]
All that remains of a mobile home.
[ Aerial view of damage to homes and trees. ]
Aerial view of damage to homes and trees.
[ Aerial view of damage to homes and trees. ]
Aerial view of damage to homes and trees.
[ Aerial view of damage to homes and trees. ]
Aerial view of damage to homes and trees.
[ Orchard totally levelled. ]
Orchard totally levelled.
[ Aerial view of damage to homes and trees. ]
Aerial view of damage to homes and trees.
[ Aerial view of destroyed mobile home. ]
Aerial view of destroyed mobile home.
[ Aerial view of trees mowed down. ]
Aerial view of trees mowed down.
[ Aerial view of severe damage to structures ]
Aerial view of severe damage to structures.

 

 

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