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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
459 PM EDT Sat Apr 20 2019


.UPDATE #1...To include additional survey results from Hall county tornado.

.Hall County 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 19 2019
Start Time:             5:50 AM EDT
Start Location:         4.5 miles S of Clermont
Start Lat/Lon:          34.40992 / -83.77826

End Date:               Apr 19 2019
End Time:               5:53 AM EDT
End Location:           4.4 miles SE of Clermont
End Lat/Lon:            34.42047 / -83.73889

Survey Summary:

A short-lived tornado embedded within a line of heavy showers and
thunderstorms touched down over northern Hall county early Friday
morning (April 19), about 8 miles north of Gainesville. Much of
the damage within the tornado path was snapped and uprooted trees.
There was some structural damage, including at Dewberry Baptist
Church where the steeple was blown over. Pockets of stronger winds
approaching 90 MPH occurred on either side of the Hwy 284, along
Nopone Road and Glade Farm Road where numerous large trees were
uprooted or snapped about half-way down. The tornado appeared to
lift along Glade Farm Road near Flat Creek.

.Southern Laurens County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 19 2019
Start Time:             11:25 AM EDT
Start Location:         10.4 miles N of McRae GA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2167 / -82.9119

End Date:               Apr 19 2019
End Time:               11:30 AM EDT
End Location:           14.6 miles NNE of McRae GA
End Lat/Lon:            32.2747 / -82.8786

Survey Summary:

A brief tornado touched down in the southern end of Laurens County
along US Highway 319/441 just south of GA Highway 46 and tracked
north-northeast, lifting near the intersection of Faulk Road and
Oakdale Road about a mile north of GA Highway 46. Trees were
mainly snapped or uprooted along its short path, with the most
concentrated damage occurring along Sudie Pearl Jones Road where
numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. This damage
supports the maximum estimated winds of 90 mph, giving this
tornado an EF-1 rating. A metal roof on a single-story home was
partially lifted and thrown at this location as well. Just to the
northeast of this area, several large trees took out power lines
at the intersection of GA Highway 46 and Faulk Road. Minor
tree/limb damage was seen along Faulk Road near Oakdale Road. The
tornado lifted just beyond this location as no additional damage
was noted.

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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