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Tornadoes in Central Georgia - Photos
April 15, 2007

Emanuel 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 Emanuel County...TWO tornadoes... An EF1 tornado touched down at 2:04am EDT in Treutlen County about 2 miles southeast of Rockledge...tracked across far southern Johnson County and then into western Emanuel County. This tornado lifted at 2:18am EDT 3 miles north-northeast of Adrian. Total path length was 10 miles. Maximum path width was 1/4 mile. Maximum wind speed was 100 mph. Hundreds of trees were downed along and north of I-16. Two houses southeast of the community of Orianna were damaged and two outbuildings were destroyed. A silo was thrown 1/4 mile into the field across the road. Another home northeast of Orianna received minor damage. In Adrian, a mobile home was rolled over and a utility building had part of its roof removed. Also a dozen homes received minor damage and numerous trees were downed. A campground northeast of Adrian was also damaged as two houses were heavily damaged when trees fell on them. An unsecured mobile home 3 miles north-northeast of Adrian was also destroyed.

A second tornado affected eastern Emanuel County. This tornado was rated EF2 and touched down at 2:56am EDT 2 miles southeast of Twin City and traveled northeast lifting 5 miles northeast of Twin City. Total path length was 5 miles. Maximum path width was 200 yards. Maximum wind speed was 115 mph. Two homes were damaged heavily removing significant parts of their roofs and walls. Outbuildings were destroyed. A mobile home was damaged.

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Samples of Tornado Damage Seen During NWS Survey ( click images to enlarge )
[ Mobile home rolled over ]
Mobile home rolled over
[ Roof damage and brick walls destroyed ]
Roof damage and brick walls destroyed
[ roof damage to house ]
roof damage to house
Photos courtesy Jay Canady, and Adam Clark (Meteorologist with Storm Team 12 in Augusta, GA)
( click images to enlarge )
[ A barn on George L. Smith State Park Rd. that was completely destroyed. ]
A barn on George L. Smith State Park Rd. that was completely destroyed.
[ Damage to house near Twin City ]
Damage to house near Twin City
[ Damage to large house near Twin City ]
Damage to large house near Twin City

 

 

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