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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
125 PM EST Wed Feb 7 2024

...Summary of NWS Damage Surveys for 2/4/2024...

.Overview...This is a summary of the three tornadoes surveyed
from the Sunday, February 4, 2024 event.

.Exit 225 Jefferson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.18 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/04/2024
Start Time:             01:30 PM EST
Start Location:         1 NW Nash / Jefferson County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          30.4776 / -83.9058

End Date:               02/04/2024
End Time:               01:31 PM EST
End Location:           2 NW Nash / Jefferson County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            30.4799 / -83.9072

Survey Summary:
A brief tornado touched down along I-10 just west of U.S. Highway
19 damaging trees along either side of the interstate. The
tornado appears to have been short-lived with a survey team
finding no additional damage on surrounding roads.

..Thomas County GA Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.82 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/04/2024
Start Time:             02:03 PM EST
Start Location:         3 NW Everett / Thomas County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.7422 / -83.8357

End Date:               02/04/2024
End Time:               02:06 PM EST
End Location:           4 NW Everett / Thomas County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            30.7501 / -83.8454

Survey Summary:
A tornado briefly touched down in Southeastern Thomas County near
the intersection of Scott Rd and Scott Plantation Road
immediately adjacent to Seminole Plantation. The tornado crossed
Scott Road and moved into Seminole Plantation where there were
numerous large pine trees uprooted or snapped near the entrance
to the plantation. Within the plantation, one structure was
damaged from an uprooted tree landing on a portion of the
building. Several other cottages suffered some shingle loss, with
one structure losing the bottom portion of the wood frame around
the building and another having minor chimney damage. A couple of
open air barns had damage, with one having a wall collapse and
another being slightly shifted off its foundation. Beyond the
structures, numerous large pine trees were uprooted or snapped.
When the tornado was near peak intensity several large pine trees
were snapped in close proximity with several very large pine
trees uprooted. Tree damage was noted beyond reachable distance
due to the trees blocking the path further into the woods. From
surveying on the northwest side of the track along an accessible
road, no additional damage was noted, and the tornado is presumed
to have lifted before reaching B Green Road and Parramore Fish
Pond Road. The National Weather Service in Tallahassee would like
to thank the Thomas County Emergency Management Agency for their
support in this survey. 

.Lowndes County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.29 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             02/04/2024
Start Time:             03:05 PM EST
Start Location:         2 NNE Dasher / Lowndes County / GA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.7707 / -83.2008

End Date:               02/04/2024
End Time:               03:14 PM EST
End Location:           3 NE Valdosta / Lowndes County / GA
End Lat/Lon:            30.874200000000002 / -83.2244

Survey Summary:
The tornado initially touched down along Old Lake Park Road south
of Hickory Grove Road, causing damage to trees and powerline,
with minor damage noted to a manufactured home. The tornado
continued northward, crossing Hickory Grove Road, and causing
minor damage to a home at the intersection of Ezelle Road. An
unoccupied double-wide manufactured home was destroyed on Ezelle
Road, with damage supportive of an EF-2 rating. As the tornado
continued north, it impacted another double-wide manufactured
home along Johnson Road, destroying the home with damage also
supportive of and EF-2 rating. The damage at these two locations
support the maximum rating of the tornado of EF-2 with an
approximate maximum wind speed of 120 mph. The tornado continued
to travel north, causing sporadic damage to trees, homes and
outbuildings, in the EF-0 to EF-1 range. A destroyed farm
outbuilding along with roof damage to a single family home was
noted along Davis Lane. A metal structure was severely damaged
along US Highway 84. The tornado appears to have dissipated in a
pecan orchard north of Highway 84. Additional video on social
media helped determine a rough estimate on the end point. Special
thanks to Lowndes County Emergency Management for assistance with
this survey.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph
EF1.....86 to 110 mph
EF2.....111 to 135 mph
EF3.....136 to 165 mph
EF4.....166 to 200 mph
EF5.....>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.