Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 2.7 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
County/Area EARLY
NCEI Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2005-01-13 17:58:00.0 EST
Begin Location 4N CROSSROADS
Begin Lat/Lon 31.40/-84.73
End Date 2005-01-13 18:02:00.0 EST
End Location 7N CROSSROADS
End Lat/Lon 31.43/-84.73
Deaths Direct/Indirect 2/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 5/0
Property Damage 250K
Crop Damage
Event Narrative A tornado touched down just north of County Road 114 and destroyed several small structures near a goat farm before it crossed Wood Valley Road. The tornado continued on a northerly track over open fields and wooded areas before damaging a brick house. Its roof was peeled off and thrown 75 yards. Three vehicles in the yard were destroyed. The tornado crossed Blakely Road and severely damaged a large double wide trailer. Its two occupants suffered minor injuries when the trailer was blown off its foundation. Before reaching the Early-Calhoun County line, the tornado carried a small double wide trailer 35 feet before impacting the ground and disintegrating. Of the five people inside, two were killed and three injured. The ground assessment was conducted by the WFO Tallahassee MIC and a SKYWARN storm spotter. The aerial assessment was conducted by the Georgia State Patrol.

Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 70 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 62 Female Mobile/Trailer Home


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 5 255.00K 0.00K
CROSSROADS EARLY CO. GA 01/13/2005 17:58 EST Tornado F1 2 5 250.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON CALHOUN CO. GA 01/13/2005 18:02 EST Tornado F1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 5 255.00K 0.00K