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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 6.03 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area LAURENS
WFO FFC
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-04-15 00:45:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 9SSW DUBLIN
Begin Lat/Lon 32.42/-82.96
End Date 2007-04-15 00:54:00.0 EST-5
End Location 6SSE DUBLIN
End Lat/Lon 32.46/-82.86
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 3/0
Property Damage 400.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The fourth tornado outbreak of the year for the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area, and the second major tornado outbreak for the year, occurred across the southern portion of the forecast area, or central Georgia. A broad upper trough over the central U.S. was tracking eastward while a surface low deepened rapidly as it moved from northern Mississippi into eastern Virginia. A strong low-level jet accompanied the system with 50-60 knot winds observed at 850mb across central and south Georgia late in the day on the 14th. The low-level jet transported deep Gulf moisture northward into the region. Sunshine during the early part of the day destabilized the region sufficiently to allow for strong to severe supercell thunderstorms to track across central Georgia just south of a warm frontal boundary across north Georgia. Damage surveys confirmed that nine tornadoes tracked across central Georgia, including many of the same areas that were affected during the major tornado outbreak on March 1st. The was the second most significant tornado outbreak to impact the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area since the August 29, 2005 outbreak associated with Hurricane Katrinia. The state insurance commissioner reported that at least 81 site-built homes, 28 mobile homes, and 10 businesses were damaged or destroyed during the event. Damages to structures alone were near $5 million, with additional damages the result of downed trees and power lines.
Event Narrative A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, GA confirmed that an EF2 tornado had touched down in central Laurens county, about 8.5 miles south-southwest of Dublin, or just south of Garetta, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 441/319 and Georgia Highway 117. The tornado traveled east-northeast across Turkey Creek Church Road, lifting approximately 5.5 miles south-southeast of Dublin near the Oconee River. The tornado had a path length of approximately six miles and a maximum path width of 200 yards. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at 120 mph. Most of the damage caused by the tornado was along Turkey Creek Church Road between U.S. Highway 441 and the Oconee River. A tied-down double-wide mobile home was completely destroyed along Turkey Creek Church Road resulting in two injuries. Another tied-down mobile home was destroyed in the same area with two adults and two children inside. All occupants survived, but one sustained minor injuries. The carport of a site-built home was removed as well as a portion of the roof. Several other mobile homes and site-built homes sustained minor damage from wind and fallen trees. A large greenhouse was also destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were down all along the path of the tornado. A few trees were also down just prior to the path of the tornado near Rentz and Cadwell.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 5 2.669M 0.00K
VIDALIA TOOMBS CO. GA 04/14/2007 16:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 42 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
EASTMAN DODGE CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:23 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 2 350.00K 0.00K
DUBLIN LAURENS CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:45 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 3 400.00K 0.00K
ALAMO WHEELER CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:48 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CEDAR GROVE LAURENS CO. GA 04/15/2007 00:50 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ORLAND TREUTLEN CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:04 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
DUBLIN LAURENS CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:05 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
ADRIAN EMANUEL CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:14 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 175.00K 0.00K
SCOTT JOHNSON CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:15 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
NORRISTOWN JUNCTION EMANUEL CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:17 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SCOTT JOHNSON CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:19 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
TWIN CITY EMANUEL CO. GA 04/15/2007 01:56 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ARABI CRISP CO. GA 04/15/2007 02:27 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN BLECKLEY CO. GA 04/15/2007 02:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BROWNING WILCOX CO. GA 04/15/2007 02:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
EASTMAN DODGE CO. GA 04/15/2007 03:25 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 5 2.669M 0.00K