EF-2 Tornado Confirmed Near Adel from Sunday

EF-2 Tornado Confirmed Near Adel from Sunday

ADEL, GA – A survey team from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida confirmed an EF-2 tornado with maximum winds of 115 mph touched down in Cook county near Adel Sunday afternoon.

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The tornado lasted for approximately eight minutes, traveled less than six miles, and the damage path had a maximum width of eighty yards.

The tornado damaged homes, flipped mini trailers, moved parts of well-built metal buildings off their foundations, and also snapped and uprooted several trees in a neighborhood.

The complete report from the National Weather Service team is included below.

.COOK COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.911 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   80.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             01/22/2023
START TIME:             06:20 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         1 NNE COOK CO A/P / COOK COUNTY / GA
START LAT/LON:          31.1474 / -83.444

END DATE:               01/22/2023
END TIME:               06:28 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           MASSEE / COOK COUNTY / GA
END LAT/LON:            31.183 / -83.3535

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE-75 BEFORE CROSSING
THROUGH PORTIONS OF ADEL, GA IN COOK COUNTY. THE FIRST
SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EF-2 INTENSITY WAS
DONE TO A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME-STYLE BUILDING ON W MITCHELL ST
BETWEEN I-75 AND N ELM ST. HALF OF THE STRUCTURE WAS SHIFTED OFF
ITS SLAB AND BOLTED FOUNDATION. ADJACENT MINI TRAILERS WERE ALSO
FLIPPED IN ADDITION TO SHEETS OF METAL LOFTED ABOUT A HUNDRED
FEET FROM THE PROPERTY. THE SECOND LOCATION OF EF-2 DAMAGE WAS
OFF US-HIGHWAY 41 AND SOUTH AVE NEAR CARR DR WHERE A LARGE METAL
STRUCTURE BUILDING WAS SHIFTED OFF ITS BOLTED FOUNDATION. SOME
STEEL BEAMS WERE ALSO RIPPED OFF WITH A COUPLE LOFTED TO A NEARBY
RESIDENTIAL AREA. MULTIPLE LARGE TREES ON THE PROPERTY HAD THEIR
TRUNKS SNAPPED, WHILE OTHERS WERE UPROOTED.NUMEROUS
DAMAGED/FALLEN TREES, SOME UPROOTED, HAD SNAPPED AND TWISTED
TRUNKS IN A RESIDENTIAL  NEIGHBORHOOD ALONG KENT DR. SEVERAL OF
THESE TREES FELL ON TOP OF A FEW HOMES. THE DAMAGES IN THAT AREA
WERE CONSISTENT WITH EF-1 INTENSITY. CONTINUED TREE DAMAGE WAS
OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE EAST SIDE OF THE COUNTY ALONG WITH A
SERIES OF KNOCKED OVER CENTERLINE IRRIGATION PIVOTS. THE TORNADO
THEN DESTROYED A MOTORHOME AND SNAPPED SEVERAL TREES ALONG JOINER
RD BEFORE LIFTING NEAR THE COOK COUNTY/BERRIEN COUNTY BORDER.