Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 5.06 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area WILKES
WFO FFC
Begin Date 08/26/2008 17:55:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NNW
Begin Location MALLORYSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 33.9/-82.78
End Date 08/26/2008 18:07:00 EST-5
End Range 3
End Azimuth NE
End Location NORMAN
End Lat/Lon 33.96/-82.73
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 30.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The remnants of tropical storm Fay continued to move northeast into central and northern Alabama on the 26th, then finally into eastern Tennessee on the 27th. This was the day when north and central Georgia experienced its maximum effects from tropical storm Fay. The outer rain bands of tropical storm Fay spawned six tornadoes across north and central Georgia during the afternoon and evening hours of the 26th. The majority of these affected northeast and east central Georgia. Three injuries were reported in Jackson county as a result of one of these tornadoes and damage was reported to a shopping center and an elementary school in Hall county. In addition, widespread heavy rain affected much of north and central Georgia with flash flooding reported in several northeast Georgia mountain counties. Storm total rainfall from Fay was as high as seven to eight inches across the northeast Georgia mountain counties of White, Lumpkin, Union, and Towns, as well as in adjacent Hall county. Similar rainfall totals were observed in parts of west central Georgia south and southeast of Columbus, although most of this occurred during the first passage of Fay to the south through the Florida Panhandle.
Event Narrative A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia and the Wilkes County Emergency Management Director confirmed that an EF0 tornado touched down in northeast Wilkes county about three miles northwest of Tignall near the intersection of Bunch Road and Mallorysville Road. The tornado path length was determined to be around five miles with the tornado lifting at a point approximately three miles northeast of Norman, or near Henry Hill Road. A swath of trees were downed all along the entire track of the tornado. An anchored mobile home along Georgia Highway 17 at Boyd Road was blown six feet of its foundation. Another home along Georgia Highway 17 lost several shingles from its roof.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 3 1.854M 0.00K
BEN HILL FULTON CO. GA 08/26/2008 07:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CANTON CHEROKEE CO. GA 08/26/2008 08:06 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
PERCALE MONROE CO. GA 08/26/2008 11:10 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAINES CRISP CO. GA 08/26/2008 11:25 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GNESVILLE COTTON MIL HALL CO. GA 08/26/2008 11:25 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 550.00K 0.00K
CLEVELAND WHITE ARPT WHITE CO. GA 08/26/2008 11:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.50K 0.00K
STAY LUMPKIN CO. GA 08/26/2008 11:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
RAINES CRISP CO. GA 08/26/2008 11:48 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACEDONIA TOWNS CO. GA 08/26/2008 13:15 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BLACKSHEAR PLACE HALL CO. GA 08/26/2008 14:38 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
WHITE SULPHUR HALL CO. GA 08/26/2008 15:20 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GODFREY MORGAN CO. GA 08/26/2008 15:27 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LULA BANKS CO. GA 08/26/2008 15:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
ARCADE JACKSON CO. GA 08/26/2008 15:30 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 3 350.00K 0.00K
CANTON CHEROKEE CO. GA 08/26/2008 15:31 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PERRY HOUSTON CO. GA 08/26/2008 15:34 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAY JONES CO. GA 08/26/2008 17:39 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MALLORYSVILLE WILKES CO. GA 08/26/2008 17:55 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
CLERMONT HALL CO. GA 08/26/2008 19:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 1.854M 0.00K