This summary looks back at an estimated F2 tornado from January 25, 1933.  It moved through parts of Thomas & Brooks Counties in Georgia and caused damage near the town of Barwick.  Information for this event came from the following resources:

  • Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes
  • Newspaper articles via

Here are the stats on this event from Thomas Grazulis:

Hit at 0800 local time.  There were ten injuries and two fatalities.  The path length was 2 miles and the width 50 yards.  Rating given:  F2.  

Details from Grazulis:

  • Moved to the Northeast.
  • Destroyed five small homes in and near Barwick.
  • Two women were killed.
  • Several other homes were unroofed.

Additional Details from newspapers:

Always interesting to find these types of clips that show the odd occurrences surrounding tornado event.  This is from Thomasville Times-Enterprise, Thomasville, Georgia, Thu, Jan 26, 1933:

I could only find the name of one of the women killed during this tornado event.

Tornado Path

Estimated path based on Damage Reports:

Start: 30.882388/-83.751047     End: 30.903282/-83.727443

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.


Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 847.

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