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Tornadoes in Central Georgia - Photos
April 15, 2007

Dodge County

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In the predawn hours of Sunday April 15, 2007 severe thunderstorms moved across Central Georgia, producing damage across a number of counties - generally in a swath from Crisp County east to Emanuel County. Much of this damage was caused by several tornadoes. There have been reports that more than one person was injured during the event.

In Dodge County...TWO tornadoes...
An EF1 tornado touched down 1 mile west of Eastman at 1:23am EDT and continued north-northeast...lifting 4 miles north-northeast of Eastman at 1:28am. Total path length was 4.5 miles. Maximum path width was 100 yards. Maximum wind speed was 90 mph. Retail buildings on U.S. 23 received minor damage. An adjacent greenhouse was destroyed. The press box at the Eastman High School was destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines downed on homes. Several homes received minor damage. Two mobile homes that were unsecured were destroyed.

The second tornado touched down at 4:25am EDT about 1 mile south of Eastman and traveled northeast...lifting at around 4:40 pm EDT about 3.5 miles east of Eastman. Path length was 4.5 miles with path width 200 yards. This tornado was rated EF2, with a maximum wind speed of 120 mph. The county Road Department garage was destroyed. A nearby home suffered significant damage with part of its roof and patio removed, and part of an exterior wall knocked down. A barn was destroyed. Several homes received minor damage. Two mobile homes that were unsecured were also destroyed.

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Samples of Tornado Damage Seen During NWS Survey ( click images to enlarge )
[ Trees down and home heavily damaged ]
Trees down and home heavily damaged.
[ Road Department garage nearly destroyed ]
Road Department garage nearly destroyed.
[ car flipped over among the debris ]
car flipped over among the debris
[ mobile home rolled ]
mobile home rolled
[ house hit by outbuilding ]
house hit by outbuilding
[ one person injured in this mobile home ]
one person injured in this mobile home

 

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