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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:27 PM CDT on May 25, 2017

Expires 8:30 PM EDT on May 25, 2017


... NWS damage survey for 5/23/17 and 5/24/17 tornado event...


.Randolph County tornado...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 10.21 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 05/23/2017
start time: 11:46 am EDT
start location: 1 SSE Coleman / Randolph County / GA
start lat/lon: 31.6552 / -84.8836

End date: 05/23/2017
end time: 12:00 PM EDT
end location: 1 SW Goffs Mill / Randolph County / GA
end lat/lon: 31.6919 / -84.7159

Summary: damage consisted primarily of minor tree damage. A
single family home suffered minor roof damage, and a carport
collapsed along Fountain Ridge Road.

.Cook County tornado...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 1.14 miles
path width /maximum/: 568 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 05/24/2017
start time: 04:48 PM EDT
start location: 2 S Massee / Cook County / GA
start lat/lon: 31.1661 / -83.3577

End date: 05/24/2017
end time: 04:53 PM EDT
end location: 1 se Massee / Cook County / GA
end lat/lon: 31.179 / -83.3461

Summary: tornado began near the intersection of Hutchinson
Parrish and Howard Bennett roads and moved north-northeast across
an open field, growing in size to roughly 0.3 mile wide. The
tornado then impacted an irrigation pivot along the south side of
Boone Road, before impacting several residences on the north side
of Boone Road. While there were sporadic instances of trees
uprooted or snapped, all structural damage associated with this
tornado was minor - mainly limited to loss of metal roofs and
shingles.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Jp/jlf/dvd

427 PM EDT Thu may 25 2017 /327 PM CDT Thu may 25 2017/

... NWS damage survey for 5/23/17 and 5/24/17 tornado event...


.Randolph County tornado...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 10.21 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 05/23/2017
start time: 11:46 am EDT
start location: 1 SSE Coleman / Randolph County / GA
start lat/lon: 31.6552 / -84.8836

End date: 05/23/2017
end time: 12:00 PM EDT
end location: 1 SW Goffs Mill / Randolph County / GA
end lat/lon: 31.6919 / -84.7159

Summary: damage consisted primarily of minor tree damage. A
single family home suffered minor roof damage, and a carport
collapsed along Fountain Ridge Road.

.Cook County tornado...

Rating: EF0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 1.14 miles
path width /maximum/: 568 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 05/24/2017
start time: 04:48 PM EDT
start location: 2 S Massee / Cook County / GA
start lat/lon: 31.1661 / -83.3577

End date: 05/24/2017
end time: 04:53 PM EDT
end location: 1 se Massee / Cook County / GA
end lat/lon: 31.179 / -83.3461

Summary: tornado began near the intersection of Hutchinson
Parrish and Howard Bennett roads and moved north-northeast across
an open field, growing in size to roughly 0.3 mile wide. The
tornado then impacted an irrigation pivot along the south side of
Boone Road, before impacting several residences on the north side
of Boone Road. While there were sporadic instances of trees
uprooted or snapped, all structural damage associated with this
tornado was minor - mainly limited to loss of metal roofs and
shingles.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Jp/jlf/dvd


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