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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 8.22 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State GEORGIA
County/Area MITCHELL
WFO TAE
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-03-02 00:00:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2W BACONTON
Begin Lat/Lon 31.38/-84.2056
End Date 2007-03-02 00:08:00.0 EST-5
End Location 7NE BACONTON
End Lat/Lon 31.4475/-84.0909
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.25M
Crop Damage 500.00K
Episode Narrative Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of March 1 ahead of advancing warm front across southwest Georgia, producing several reports of wind damage. Later that evening into the predawn hours of March 2, a squall line formed ahead of a cold front, with several reports of wind damage and tornadoes across portions of southwest and south central Georgia. One of the tornadoes tore through a mobile home park just north of Newton, killing six and injuring three.
Event Narrative The EF-2 tornado moved northeast from Baker County into Mitchell County just west of Baconton. GEMA and FEMA assessed 26 minor damaged homes, 25 major damaged homes, and two destroyed homes. Thirteen businesses sustained minor losses. Most of the damage occurred just north of Baconton on Gravel Hill Road in the Pleasant Grove community. Over 200 acres of pecan trees were uprooted. The tornado flipped over a semi on U.S. Highway 19 about four miles north of Baconton then crossed into southeastern Dougherty County. A state of emergency was declared by the Governor.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 6 5 6.371M 500.00K
FT GAINES CLAY CO. GA 03/01/2007 15:24 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
HATCHER QUITMAN CO. GA 03/01/2007 15:36 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CUTHBERT RANDOLPH CO. GA 03/01/2007 15:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.25K 0.00K
HATCHER QUITMAN CO. GA 03/01/2007 20:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CUTHBERT RANDOLPH CO. GA 03/01/2007 20:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
STANDLEYS STORE CLAY CO. GA 03/01/2007 22:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
NEWTON BAKER CO. GA 03/01/2007 23:44 EST-5 Tornado EF2 6 3 1.250M 0.00K
BACONTON MITCHELL CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:00 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 2.250M 500.00K
PUTNEY DOUGHERTY CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:08 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
BRIDGEBORO WORTH CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:12 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 175.00K 0.00K
SYLVESTER WORTH CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:20 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 2 275.00K 0.00K
CHULA TIFT CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
SUMNER WORTH CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:30 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
CHULA TIFT CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:42 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
SYCAMORE TURNER CO. GA 03/02/2007 00:48 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
QUITMAN BROOKS CO. GA 03/02/2007 02:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
QUITMAN BROOKS CO. GA 03/02/2007 02:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LAKE PARK LOWNDES CO. GA 03/02/2007 02:55 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 6 5 6.371M 500.00K