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|-- Length||2 Miles|
|-- Width||880 Yards|
|Report Source||NWS STORM SURVEY|
|NCDC Data Source||PDS|
|Begin Date||2005-03-22 16:25:00.0 EST|
|End Date||2005-03-22 16:25:00.0 EST|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative|| NWS Storm Survey revealed 56 homes were damaged or destroyed (includes mobile and manufactured homes), 12 businesses were damaged or destroyed, 2 public buildings were damaged as well as 1 church. Only minor injuries were reported. Georgia Emergency Management issued a statement that stated 61 homes and 8 businesses were damaged; 10 homes and 5 business were destroyed.
Below is a time line of calls the NWS received:
0430 pm EDT: Emergency Management reported 3 businesses destroyed and campers severely damaged in Screven from a tornado.
0430 pm EDT: Emergency Management reported numerous trees and power lines down in Screven.
0432 pm EDT: Tranied stomr spotter repored a tornado 5 miles south of Jesup and about 8 miles south of Odum.
0449 pm EDT: Tranied storm spotter and amateur radio operator reported quarter size hail in downtown Jesup and a tornado in Screven along 9 Run Road.
0450 pm EDT: Emergency Management reported campers were destroyed in Screven and a cabinet shop (Sreven Cabinet Company) was severely damaged with 1 person trapped inside.
Other reports received about this event included 2 children trapped in a video store in Screven. They were pulled out and taken to the hospital with no major injuries. The Jesup Press Sentinel newspaper reported extensive damage occurred along J.L. Tyre Street and U.S. 84 in Screven. Two businesses hit particulary hard were the Screven Cabinet Company and Boyette's Camper Sales. One male was trapped in the cabinet shop after the tornado, and was successfully rescued with no notable injuries. A truck driver was driving at about 25 miles per hour in front of the cabinet shop when the tornado hit and flipped the vehicle, and the driver sufferd minor injuries. Additional business damaged by the tornado included the town's video store, Mary's IGA and Wasdin Cabinet and Doors.
0450 pm EDT: The general public sent an email that and reported a tornado in Screven and 2 inch hail in Jesup.
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