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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
802 PM EST Tue Jan 24 2017


...NWS Damage Survey For The 01/22/2017 Extreme Southeast Jeff
Davis County and North Central Appling County Georgia Tornado

.Appling County and Jeff Davis County, GA Tornado...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 110 mph
Path Length /statute/:11.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1900 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:Jan 22 2017
Start Time: 5:52 am EST
Start Location: 11.8 miles WSW of Baxley, GA
Start Lat/Lon: 31.7404, -82.5428

End Date: Jan 22 2017
End Time: 5:58 am EST
End Location: 0.76 miles NW of downtown Baxley, GA
End Lat/Lon: 31.7826, -82.3602

Survey summary: The tornado started in extreme western Appling County
and exteme southeast Jeff Davis County, GA and continued to move
NE at 50 to 60 MPH before lifting along the NW part of the town of
Baxley. The event occurred mainly along or parallel to Zoar Road.
The peak wind was 110 mph in the vicinity of County Farm Road. The
most significant damage was in the area at and nearby Zoar
Methodist Church.

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville would like to thank
the Appling County Emergency Management Agency for their assistance
in the survey.

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 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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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