The northeastern corner of Alabama was one of the hardest-hit areas in the 2011 Super Outbreak, with four killer tornadoes striking within just 20 miles of each other. One of these was an extremely powerful EF5 that blasted through portions of Rainsville, Sylvania, Henagar, and Ider. It took 25 lives and injured roughly 200 more. The damage this tornado produced was incredible and the loss horrific. However, the stories of humanity that came out of this tragedy were even more amazing.
Just before midnight on April 27, 2011, an intense EF3 tornado moved through central Georgia. The small community of Vaughn, GA was destroyed. Sadly two people were killed and at least 12 others were injured.
The deadliest tornado in the country since the Moore, OK EF5 on May 20, 2013 occurred on March 3, 2019. 23 were killed in Lee County, AL. A total of 40 tornadoes were confirmed on this day and the Beauregard/Smiths Station/Talbotton tornado was the strongest with a rating of EF4. This was the first violent tornado to hit Lee County, AL since March 20, 1875. This summary is currently for Patreon members only.
A total of 13 tornadoes were confirmed on December 22, 2011. The strongest hit parts of North Georgia. Path length of 11.42 miles. There were 4 injuries.
During the widespread tornado outbreak of November 21-23, 1992, 11 tornadoes traveled through parts of Georgia. Two were rated F4. We look at one of those destructive tornadoes in this summary.
There are 23 tornadoes recorded in the SPC Database for November 18, 1957. This Georgia twister had a very large width of 500 yards. It traveled 14.5 miles through parts of Chattooga County and damage was reported in the community of Gore.
This long track tornado was one of 21 that occurred on November 16, 2011. It began in NE Macon County south of Notasulga and moved northeast. About a dozen mobile homes were damaged along County Road 54. The tornado moved into Lee County and traveled over 30 miles. There was significant damage in Auburn.