The tornado developed 10 miles east of Americus in rural Sumter County and moved east for 2 miles. A mobile home was being towed by a tractor-trailer. It was blown on top of the cab, killing the driver. Many trees were downed. A boat house was destroyed at Lake Blackshear on the Flint River.
Two tornadoes occurred on this day in 1951, both were later rated F2 and both caused damage, some of it extensive in Santa Clara County, CA. One hit in the Sunnyvale area and another in San Jose. The SPC/NCDC databases only include one tornado event on this day.
It developed in Central Pope County, 1 mile SSW of Moreland and tracked to the northeast. The Pope County Office of Emergency Management reported that 42 residential structures had varying degrees of damage.
The damage was caused by twin tornadoes. It was documented in the Storm Data Publication as “two tornado clouds, about 100 yards apart and each making paths about 100 yards wide.” They had parallel paths that moved to the northwest into a residential area in Crestview.