Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 19 Miles
-- Width 600 Yards
County/Area MITCHELL
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2003-03-20 05:05:00.0 EST
Begin Location 5SW CAMILLA
Begin Lat/Lon 31.18333/-84.26667
End Date 2003-03-20 05:25:00.0 EST
End Location 5SW CAMILLA
End Lat/Lon 31.35/-84.01667
Deaths Direct/Indirect 4/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 200/0
Property Damage 6M
Crop Damage
Event Narrative An F2 tornado touched down near Branchville, and traveled northeast. Its path was similar to the February 14, 2000 tornado. The tornado intensified to F3 as it passed just south of Camilla, then weakened as it neared the Mitchell-Worth County line. The tornado destroyed 66 homes, and damaged 200 homes and businesses. Numerous trees and power lines were down. At least three dozen roads were closed by debris. The tornado claimed four lives and injured 200. The hardest hit area was in the Goodson Road area of Camilla. A state of emergency was declared for Mitchell County. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA and CAP/NWS aerial survey team.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 1 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 8 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 40 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 42 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 4 200 6.000M 0.00K
CAMILLA MITCHELL CO. GA 03/20/2003 05:05 EST Tornado F3 4 200 6.000M 0.00K
Totals: 4 200 6.000M 0.00K