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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1140 AM EDT Fri Oct 16 2020


...NWS CONFIRMS 7 TORNADOES FROM THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, OCTOBER
10TH WITH ADDITIONAL SURVEYS ONGOING...

Rain bands associated with the remnants of what was once
Hurricane Delta moved across much of north and central Georgia
late Saturday into Saturday night. In addition to very heavy rain
and significant flooding, these rain bands created numerous
circulations with several resulting in brief tornadoes.

We will continue to post any additional survey updates via social
media, our chat room, and issuance of an updated PNS as we
confirm information.

This update slightly alters the ending point of the "Coweta County
   Tornado 2" entry.


.Newton County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    87-90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.43 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             4:34 PM EDT
Start Location:         1 mile WSW of Covington
Start Lat/Lon:          33.587 / -83.877

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               4:44 PM EDT
End Location:           1 mile NW of Covington
End Lat/Lon:            33.607 / -83.884

Storm Summary: The survey team has confirmed an EF1 tornado with
a path length of 1.43 miles went through Covington, GA Saturday
October 10th 2020. The tornado first touched down near the
intersection of Washington St and Walker Bend Pkwy at 4:34pm. It
continued to move NW ending just south of Interstate 20 along
Woodhaven Dr at 4:44pm. This tornado created some tree and
structural damage with the most occurring along Turner Lake Cir at
a homeless shelter where portions of the roof and walls of the
building were damaged. No fatalities occurred but 2 people had
minor injuries and were treated.

.Coweta County Tornado 1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    66-79 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.37 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   90 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             6:12 PM EDT
Start Location:         1 mile SW of Newnan
Start Lat/Lon:          33.365 / -84.811

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               6:13 PM EDT
End Location:           0.75 miles WSW of Newnan
End Lat/Lon:            33.370 / -84.811

Storm Summary: The survey team has confirmed an EF0 tornado with
a path length of 0.37 miles went through the southwestern side of
Newnan, GA Saturday, October 10th 2020. The tornado first touched
down on the north side of Newnan High School at 6:12 pm. It continued
to move North ending just south of Westview Cemetery at 6:13 pm. This
tornado created some tree and structural damage with the most
occurring at Newnan High School where a portion of the roof was
damaged. No fatalities or injuries occurred.

.Coweta County Tornado 2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    69-73 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.00 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   65 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             6:18 PM EDT
Start Location:         1.9 miles N of Newnan
Start Lat/Lon:          33.402 / -84.793

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               6:21 PM EDT
End Location:           2.75 miles N of Newnan
End Lat/Lon:            33.4156 / -84.7895

Storm Summary: The survey team has confirmed an EF0 tornado with
a path length of 1.00 miles went through the northern side of
Newnan, GA Saturday, October 10th 2020. The tornado first touched
down near The Village Center along Hwy 29 at 6:18 pm. It continued
to move North ending in a residential area along Howard Hughes Rd.
at 6:20 pm. This tornado created some tree damage with the most
occurring in the residential area along Howard Hughes Rd. where
some softwood trees were uprooted. No fatalities or injuries
occurred.


.Pike County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75-80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             6:27 PM EDT
Start Location:         1.1 miles NE of Concord
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1031 / -84.4262

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               6:32 PM EDT
End Location:           3.1 miles NE of Concord
End Lat/Lon:            33.1331 / -84.4181

Storm Summary: A tornado touched down just northeast of Concord
in west-central Pike county, snapping or uprooting multiple trees
along its path before lifting near the intersection of West Road
and Hollonville Road. Based on radar and ground surveys, the
tornado appeared to do most of its damage to a number of pine
trees along West Road near Bottoms Road.


.Clayton County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70-75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             7:45 PM EDT
Start Location:         4.4 miles WNW of Stockbridge
Start Lat/Lon:          33.5640 / -84.3056

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               7:46 PM EDT
End Location:           1.9 miles ESE of Morrow
End Lat/Lon:            33.5711 / -84.3102

Survey Summary: A very brief tornado touched down near Maddox
Road, south of Mt. Zion Boulevard between Morrow and Allendale
Heights in northeast Clayton County. The tornado moved north-
northwest, snapping a few trees and pulling some roof materials
and siding off a home, before lifting just before Mt. Zion
Boulevard.


.DeKalb County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75-80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.7 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             8:16 PM EDT
Start Location:         6 miles WNW of Lithonia
Start Lat/Lon:          33.7263 / -84.2122

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               8:20 PM EDT
End Location:           4.3 miles SW of Stone Mountain
End Lat/Lon:            33.7495 / -84.2212

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just north of I-20 near
Wesley Chapel Road and Cross Lane, snapping several smaller trees
and pulling a few shingles off of roofs. More extensive damage was
noted between Lindsey Drive and Oak Valley Road as the tornado
traveled northwest. In this residential area, including Sherwood
Avenue and Hanes Drive, multiple larger trees were snapped or
uprooted with several falling on homes and taking down
utility/power lines. Winds were estimated to peak in this area
between 75-80 mph. The tornado weakened as it quickly moved north-
northwest with several additional smaller trees snapped along its
path over Belvedere Square and just across Covington Highway along
South Indian Creek Drive. Radar and ground surveys support the
tornado lifting at this point.


.Gwinnett County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75-80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.7 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             8:43 PM EDT
Start Location:         1.9 miles ENE of Lilburn
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9028 / -84.0983

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               8:45 PM EDT
End Location:           7.3 miles WSW of Lawrenceville
End Lat/Lon:            33.9102 / -84.1055

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just west of Bethesda
Park, between Lilburn and Lawrenceville. The very short-lived
tornado tracked northwest, snapping or uprooting multiple trees in
a residential area between Oak Park Drive NW and Sweetwater
Drive. Several trees were noted on homes, but damage to the homes
was not major. Before lifting, the tornado crossed Lawrenceville
Highway, snapping a few additional trees.

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

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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