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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
702 PM EDT Thu Aug 2 2018


...NWS Damage Survey For 08/01/18 Tornado Event

.Walton County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.3 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Aug 01 2018 
Start Time:             732 PM EDT
Start Location:         2.2 miles northeast of Social Circle, GA
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6791 / -83.6926

End Date:               Aug 01 2018
End Time:               733 PM EDT
End Location:           2.3 miles northeast of Social Circle, GA
End Lat/Lon:            33.6783 / -83.6879

Survey_Summary:
A small supercell thunderstorm produced a brief tornado in the 
northern parts of Social Circle in southern Walton County 
Wednesday evening. The tornado began near the 1400 block of 
Social Circle Fairplay Rd and traveled east along the road for 
only 1/3 of a mile, snapping trunks or very large branches off 
20 to 30 large pine and oak trees. Six homes were damaged, two
of which sustained severe damage as large trees or tree limbs
fell onto the homes. No injuries or fatalities were reported. 
The tornado warning issued at 724 pm EDT for this area was 
successfully communicated to the impacted residents cell phones 
via Wireless Emergency Alerts 2 to 4 minutes before the tornado 
hit, allowing them to take appropriate shelter.


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 TO 165 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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data. 

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