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Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
741 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...UPDATED NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/03/17 TORNADO EVENT...

.UPDATE #1... Washington County Tornado #2 has been changed from
an EF-1 to an EF-0 upon further review of ground survey notes and
radar data.

.Update #2... Start and End points for the Jefferson County
Tornado (EF-1) have been slightly adjusted. The start point
actually began in Washington County. Path length was shortened
about 0.2 of a mile.

.Update #3... The long-track Wilkinson EF-2 that included Twiggs
and Laurens counties has been split into two separate tornado
tracks -- the Wilkinson/Twiggs county tornado is now an EF-1 and
the now new separate Wilkinson/Laurens county tornado is rated an
EF-0.

.Update #4... Webster County EF-0 start and end times were corrected.

27 tornadoes have now been confirmed across the forecast area
covered by NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta from April 3, 2017. Seven
(7) more were confirmed on April 5th. Details of the surveys from
April 3rd can be found below - in chronological order based on
event time.


.Carroll County EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1058 AM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.5688/-85.1141

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1102 AM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.5826/-85.0765

Survey Summary: A brief tornado embedded within a line of strong
to severe thunderstorms, touched down over central Carroll County,
very near the University of West Georgia. The tornado tracked
northeast then turned slightly east before dissipating near Hwy 27
in Carrollton. Much of the tornado damage was snapped and uprooted
trees, however, significant structural damage occurred to a fire
station off Brumbelow Road. A styrofoam-metal roof was pulled off
and in the process, a portion of the concrete exterior wall was
destroyed. Numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted across
the street from this location. Based on this damage, estimated
winds were around 90 mph which resulted in an EF-1 rating for this
tornado. Additional damage (mainly snapped trees) was seen in a
north-south path between Cedar Street and Newnan Road, but was
likely caused by strong inflow/thunderstorm winds.

.Fulton County EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1128 AM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.5678/-84.7811

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1137 AM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.5773/-84.7113

Survey Summary: An EF-1 tornado touched down along Cambellton
Redwine Road in a rural part of southwest Fulton County. A few
trees were snapped onto the road and in an adjacent field. The
tornado continued northeast Crossing Upper Wooten Rd. and Rico
Rd. snapping and uprooting trees before moving through a heavily
wooded area north of Upper Wooten Rd. A NWS meteorologist noted
that the area is full of bike trails and biked the area noticing
hundreds of trees down across paths throughout its path. NWS
radar also confirmed a TDS signature when the tornado was passing
through this region as well. The tornado crossed into Cochran
Mill Park snapping a few trees, then across Cochran Mill Rd.
before lifting just south of Rivertown Rd.

.Muscogee County EF-1 (Columbus) Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  3.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1142 AM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4443/-84.9555

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1148 AM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.4484/-84.8996

Survey Summary: A high end EF-0 tornado touched down in Columbus
along Cusseta Road and traveled ENE crossing Clover Lane, Brennan
Rd and into a mobile home community south of St. Mary`s Road.
Numerous trees were downed and damage to homes consisted of roof
damage, skirting blown away and in one case a roof was removed in
the mobile home community. The tornado crossed St. Mary`s street
into another neighborhood where numerous trees were snapped or
uprooted along Vivian Lane, Hawaii Way and N. Oakley drive where
an apartment complex had more than 20 percent of its roofing
removed. The tornado crossed Interstate 185 a few hundred feed
north of the St. Mary`s exit into the Sunset Trace Neighborhood.
Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted including some onto homes
and cars. The tornado continued east crossing Wickham Drive and
Mays Ave onto Dorado circle where the most extensive home damage
occurred from falling trees. The tornado began to weaken as it
crossed Northstar Drive narrowly missing a school snapping a few
trees nearby and ended along RC Allen dr before lifting prior to
crossing into Ft. Benning.

.Stewart County EF-0 (Lumpkin) Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1210 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.0336/-84.8361

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1212 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.0306/-84.8097

Survey Summary: An EF-0 tornado touched down along
Green Gove Road southwest of the town on Lumpkin in Stewart
County.The tornado snapped a few trees west of the Bell Sister
Road intersection And travelled ESE hitting Steward County High
School. Several trees were snapped at the front of the school and
roofing material was torn from the school and spread Several
hundred yards east of the school. Water damage inside the school
resulted From the loss of the roofing material, primarily on the
east side of the school. Bleachers on the adjacent baseball field
were overturned and sections of fence along the field were blown
down. A few more trees were blown down east of the High School
before the tornado lifted just west of US HWY 27.

.Stewart County EF-0  Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0


Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1216 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.0692/-84.7015

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1218 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.081/-84.6832

Survey Summary: An EF-0 tornado recycled from the same storm
that caused a tornado near Lumpkin GA and touched down along
US27 southwest of Richland snapping a few trees south of the highway.
The tornado continued northeast hitting a small shed on the
northside of the highway ripping off roof panels. The tornado
knocked down a few trees near the intersection of Pleasant Valley
Road and US 27 before weakening prior to hwy 520.


.Lumpkin County EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.63 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1218 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          34.4858/-83.9252

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1226 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            34.5356/-83.8714

Survey Summary: A brief tornado developed along a line of
thunderstorms shortly after noon just east of highway 19 and
Georgia 400 north. EF-0 damage in the form of numerous uprooted
trees were found along the majority of Red Oak Flats Road. Shortly
thereafter, the tornado strengthened to an EF-1 along a ridgetop
northeast of Red Oak Flats Road where significant damage to barns
and sheds were found. In addition, damage to a home was found on
Dunagan Drive along with numerous large trees uprooted in a local
pasture behind the road. The tornado continued along Cleveland
Highway for several miles but weakened to an EF-0 where it caused
damage to numerous trees and the collapse of a large local chicken
coop on Francis Smith Road. The tornado lifted quickly after
moving east of Francis Smith Road.

.Talbot County EF-0 Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.2 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1218 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6956/84.5267

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1222 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.7069/84.4908

Survey Summary: an EF0 tornado touched down northeast of Talbotton
along Bootkelly road. The tornado snapped a few trees and tossed
several trampolines near the beginning of the track where a few
homes were located. As the tornado traveled northeast, the area
became more forested and damage was limited to trees snapped on
either side of Boot Kelly RD. The tornado lifted briefly before
crossing PoBiddy Road and recycling another tornado further
northeast.

.Talbot County EF-1 Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1226 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7393/-84.434

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1232 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.7531/-84.3606

Survey Summary:  A high end EF1 touched town south of Pobiddy and
Jeff Hendricks road and traveled east snapping a few trees before
crossing Poplar Cross Rd where several trees were snapped or
uprooted onto the road. The tornado continued east north of Carl
Mathis road in a largely wooded area damaging trees before reaching
an unoccupied home along Carl Mathis Road. A nearly 100 year old
barn was completely destroyed along with a small shed. Numerous
pecan and hardwood trees 200 feet north of the home were snapped and
uprooted. The tornado crossed Carl Mathis road and George Smith road
continuing to cause damage to trees before weakening in a wooded
area east of George Smith Road.

.Webster County EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  3.9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1229 PM EDT  **CORRECTED 4/24/17**
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1409 / -84.6112

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1233 PM EDT**CORRECTED 4/24/17**
End Lat/Lon:            32.1492 / -84.5456

Survey Summary: An EF0 tornado touched down just west of Seminole
road in Webster County snapping several trees onto Seminole Road.
The tornado continued east snapping trees as it crossed County
road 8 and 123 before lifting prior to crossing Hwy 41. Winds
associated with inflow into the storm and rear flank caused damage
further south along Churchill and Harry Roads snapping and
uprooting trees. A large tree fell on a car along US280 near the
Webster/Stewart county line trapping a man inside.


.Spalding County EF-0 tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1235 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2599 / -84.2874

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1237 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.2613 / -84.2773

Survey Summary: A very brief tornado touched down just northwest
of the town of Griffin, near the University of Georgia - Griffin
campus. In just over 1/2 mile, numerous trees were snapped or
uprooted, some of them falling on several homes causing more
extensive structural damage. The damage occurred in a narrow path
between Melrose Ave and Cedar Ave, along and just south of Ellis
Rd. Based on the larger trees that were uprooted or snapped near
their bases, a maximum winds of 85 mph was determined. This is a
high-end EF-0 tornado.

.Upson County EF-0 Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1236 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8198/-84.3151

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1239 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.8296/-84.2875

Survey Summary:  An EF0 tornado briefly touched down south of
Thomaston along John B Gordon road snapping a few trees. The tornado
tracked northeast Crossing US19 and followed along New Harmony
Church Road were several trees were snapped or uprooted. Minor roof
damage was noted to some homes along Samuel Atwater Rd. The tornado
lifted before crossing Wolf Creek.

.Upson County EF-1 Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  6.9 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1244 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.843/-84.2483

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1252 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.8724/-84.1389

Survey Summary: A high-end EF-0 tornado /max winds of 85 mph/
developed out of the same storm that produced a short tornado
track south of Thomaston 6 minutes prior. The tornado first
touched down west of Birdsong road snapping a few trees and
continued east along Waymanville Road where numerous trees were
snapped and uprooted. The tornado shifted slightly to a ENE path
and crossed Kendall drive uprooting several trees before crossing
Log-town/Traylor driver intersection where several trees were snapped
and uprooted. Minor damage to a church at the intersection occurred.
The tornado continued ENE crossing Kendall Rd. several times as it
traveled nearly parallel to it snapping a few trees along the way.
The tornado crossed Pleasant Grove Rd snapping and uprooting a few
trees before lifting in a wooded area east of that location, just
before crossing into Monroe County.

There were reports of trees downed in the town of Culloden east of
this location which have been determined to be caused by Thunderstorm
Wind associated with this storm as strong (60+ mph) outflow winds took
over and dissipated the tornado.

.Schley County EF-1 (Ellaville) Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  5.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1246 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2295/-84.3569

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1256 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.2272/-84.2632

Survey Summary:  An EF1 tornado touched down west of Ellaville near a
small farm south of Chancey Drive and moved east. The tornado
snapped and uprooted trees along its path south of Chancey drive
into the southwest portion of Ellaville. The tornado snapped and
uprooted dozens of trees as it crossed Pinefield and Ridgewood
Drive. Several homes along those streets were impacted. The
tornado continued east crossing Ebenezer Road and followed east
along Pine Circle snapping trees and causing mostly roof damage to
homes. The tornado crossed S. Callaway drive and Broad St where a
large metal building collapsed onto peanut storage bins. The
tornado then turned SE hitting a large warehouse and mobile home
manufacturer caving the front of the metal building in and
overturning several mobile homes in the lot. The tornado then
turned east crossing US 19 and paralleling hwy 228 snapping a few
trees before lifting west of Lacross Rd. The In total, 40+ homes
were damaged, 3 destroyed by trees, 12 businesses sustained damage
in with varying severity and the entire town of Ellaville was
without power for more than 24 hours.

.Henry County EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             1252 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.3184 / -84.1156

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               1255 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.3181 / -84.085

Survey Summary: A brief tornado touched down in southern Henry
county, just south of the Locust Grove community. The tornado
traveled in nearly a due east path for less than 2 miles and
mainly snapped or uprooted trees. In a neighborhood off Jayley
Pkwy, numerous shingles were pulled off a roof of one resident.
Just south of this location, a large tree fell on one corner of a
house resulting in significant roof and exterior wall damage.
Maximum winds were determined to be around 85 mph based on the
numerous uprooted and snapped trees. The tornado lifted along
Grove Pointe Circle just east of Locust Rd. Note: This tornado
was associated with the same storm that produced the Griffin EF-0
tornado, about 20 minutes earlier.

.Monroe County EF-1 Tornado ...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  8.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               3

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             106 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9899/-83.9028

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               122 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.0316/-83.7716

Survey Summary: A high end EF-1 tornado touched down west of US41
near Monpelier Road and traveled NE Crossing US41 near Old Rumble
Road. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted in this area. The
tornado widened, possibly the result of a downburst as it
approached Gose Road west of I75. More than a hundred trees were
snapped or uprooted in a wooded area west of Gose road. Along Gose
road, numerous homes sustained roof damage from the wind or from
falling trees. The tornado continued east crossing I75 where
several trees fell onto cars on I75 and blocked the highway. The
interstate was shut down for several hours due to debris and
flooding. The tornado continued east crossing Lee King Road
damaging a small garage roof and snapping dozens of trees before
crossing Abares Road and Jenkins road also snapping and uprooting
trees. A couple homes sustained damage in this area due to falling
trees. The tornado began to weaken as it continued ENE crossing
Dames Ferry Road snapping a few trees and dissipated shortly
before crossing over Lake Juliette north of GA18. In
total...several thousand were without power...30 homes sustained
damage with 9 being major and 1 destroyed. 1 family was trapped in
their home along Music Row.

.Peach and Houston County EF-1 Tornado ...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    93 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  9.4 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   630 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             130 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6576/-83.7657

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               145 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.6545/-83.6079

Survey Summary: A low end EF-1 tornado touched down in west Byron
in northern Peach County and traveled east across the northern
portions of Centerville and Warner Robins in north Houston County.
The primary damage was mainly hardwood trees being either uprooted
or snapped along this path, where a few trees north of Centerville
caused some roof damage from falling on homes.

.Jones County EF-0 Tornado ...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  3.0 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             140 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.146/-83.6046

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               146 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.1538/-83.5546


Survey Summary: An EF-0 tornado touched down west of Hadaway Rd
in Jones county and traveled east crossing Hillsboro Lake Road,
Hadaway Road as second time and Hadaway Road south of where Dumas
Road connects with Hadaway. Trees were snapped or uprooted along
the path. Minor structure damage occured to one home on Hillsboro
Lake Road when a tree was uprooted next to the home. Otherwise the
area impacted by the tornado is largely wooded.

.Twiggs County EF-1 Tornado ...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    93 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  6.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   440 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             156 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6682/-83.5264

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               204 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.6682/-83.4267

Survey Summary: A low end EF-1 tornado touched down in central
Twiggs County about 3.5 miles northeast of Robins AFB. The damage
consisted of either hardwood or softwood trees snapped or
uprooted. The tornado lifted just east of Highway 404.

.Wilkinson County EF-2 Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             203 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8592/-83.3733

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               213 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.8822/-83.3242

Survey Summary: A brief tornado developed southwest of the town
of Gordon. The tornado quickly strengthened to an EF-2 as it moved
through the Gordon community. Several small business structures
were severely damaged and large trees within a local community
park area were uprooted as the tornado quickly moved east. Based
on the condition of the damaged structures, maximum winds were
determined to be around 115 mph. The tornado quickly lifted after
moving through the local park. This storm would later produce an
EF-0 tornado several miles east as it moved north of McIntyre.

.Twiggs/Wilkinson Tornado **NEW** (added 4/24/17)...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  8.0 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             206 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.67581 / -83.35284

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               218 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.68751 / -83.22109

Survey Summary: Another squall line-induced tornado touched down
just south of Jeffersonville in far eastern Twiggs County, along Hwy 96.
It proceeded to move eastward directly across the KJGX (Warner Robbins)
radar location snapping a few softwood trees, though thankfully not doing
any damage to the actual radar tower. The tornado continued its track
east-southeast where it did its greatest amount of damage, including
some roof damage of Reece Funeral Home where it also moved several AC units
on the main roof, several feet. In addition, a few metal support cables to
powerline poles were also broken. A nearby residence was also damaged with
the majority of shingles blown off and an other part of a barn metal roof
blown off. Multiple large mature oak trees were uprooted on the property.
It was around this location that the tornado briefly intensified to low-end
EF-1 with maximum winds around 90 MPH.

The tornado then turned slightly east-northeast, crossing into Wilkinson
County near the Cedar Creek area and weakened somewhat, though still snapped
or uprooted a few trees. Just before this tornado lifted, between Old Macon
Road and Knightpond Road, the tornado uprooted a few large oak trees.


.Wilkinson/Laurens Tornado **NEW** added 4/24/17...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  6.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             226 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.667032 / -83.124043

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               239 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.68223 / -83.01253

Survey Summary: This tornado was nearly a continuation from
the previous Twiggs/Wilkinson EF-1 tornado.  It touched down
in southern Wilkinson county, along Quinn Williams Road just
north of Hwy 112 (about 7 miles northeast of Allentown). This weak
tornado mainly snapped or uprooted several trees along a path from
this initial location, east across Hwy 441, to Old Toomsboro Road,
before lifting in Laurens County, just east of the county line.

.Wilkinson County EF-0 Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    84 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   90 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             216 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8899/-83.2291

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               223 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.9033/-83.1600

Survey Summary: The storm responsible for the EF-2 tornado in
Gordon would produce an EF-0 tornado between the towns of Ivey and
McIntyre. Although most of the path consisted of snapped trees as
it moved east between these two towns, the tornado caused roof
damage to a local residence at the intersection of Napier Pond-
Wriley Road and Parker Hill Road northeast of McIntyre. No damage
was found beyond this residence as the storm began to quickly
dissipate and continue east into Washington County.


.Hancock County EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  3.2 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             221 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2938/-83.1208

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               225 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.2877/-83.0648

Survey Summary: An EF-0 tornado moved across the western portion
of Hancock County shortly before 230 pm. Numerous trees were
uprooted and snapped west of Sparta near the Rivers Road and Fort
Creek Road intersection. The tornado tracked east for several
miles where numerous trees were found snapped along with the
demolition of a small shed along Hunts Chapel Church Road near the
intersection of Pumping Station Road. The tornado lifted shortly
after this location as the storms tracked east.


.Wilkinson County EF-1 Tornado #4...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    87 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.2 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             228 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7750/-83.0829

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               230 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.7745/-83.0800

Survey Summary: A low-end EF-1 tornado touched down briefly in
east central Wilkinson County near the intersections of Poplar
Springs Church Rd., At Land Sr Hwy, and Club Dr. The worst
damage was where a single wide trailer was shifted off the
foundation. There were two people home at the time, though no
injuries. Another trailer had some loss of shingles and a
collapsed carport. There were also nearby trees snapped.


.Washington County EF-1 Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.1 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             236 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9203/-82.9996

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               241 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            32.9346/-82.9024

Survey Summary: The strong storm that produced an EF-2 tornado in
Wilkinson County moved into Washington County shortly after 2:30
pm. This storm produced a brief EF-1 tornado that caused roof
damage to a local church and uprooted numerous large trees
surrounding both the church and within a nearby cemetery. The
tornado remained on the ground for several more miles as it moved
east of the church, but weakened to an EF-0 and caused minor roof
damage to a local residence on Green Lane Road and uprooted
numerous trees in the general vicinity. After moving through this
location, most of the EF-0 damage was found along uninhabited dirt
roads, with damage limited to uprooted and snapped softwood
trees. The tornado lifted approximately 6 miles southwest of
Sandersville.

.Washington County Tornado #2...   (UPDATED - 4/24/17)

Rating:                 EF-0    **CHANGED from EF-1**
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  < 1/2 mile
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             256 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.0514/-82.7538  **CHANGED**

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               258 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.0522/-82.7471

Survey Summary: This very short-lived tornado developed approximately
five miles northeast of Sandersville just before 3 pm. Damage was found
along about a half mile path from Mayview Road and Kittrell Creek Road
where several smaller trees were uprooted and snapped. Based on this damage,
the tornado was rated an EF-0 with maximum winds around 80 MPH. This
tornadic-producing storm spawned another tornado, several miles east, near
the Washington and Jefferson county line.

.Washington/Jefferson County Tornado... (UPDATED - 4/24/17)

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.6 miles  **ADJUSTED 4/24/17**
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 3 2017
Start Time:             300 PM EDT
Start Lat/Lon:          33.0454 / -82.6641   **ADJUSTED 4/24/17**

End Date:               Apr 3 2017
End Time:               308 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon:            33.0661 / -82.5366   **ADJUSTED 4/24/17**

Survey Summary: A line of strong thunderstorms moved east in
Jefferson County around 3 pm. A storm along the line produced an
EF-1 tornado between Edgehill and Davisboro along the Washington
and Jefferson county line. Damage to the metal roof of a large
barn was found at a local residence on South Sparta Davisboro
Road. South of this location, a barn was demolished along with
numerous snapped and uprooted trees. As the tornado moved east it
weakened to an EF-0 where it caused minor roof damage to a home on
Hardeman Road North, minor shed damage at the same home, and
several uprooted trees before lifting just east of Hwy 171 in
western Jefferson County.

EF scale: The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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