13aprAll DayCartersville (Bartow County, GA)


Start Time: 1:06 am EDT 

End Time: 1:21 am EDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 13 miles

Width: 250 yards

Fatalities: 1

Injuries:  2

County:  Bartow

State:  Georgia

Start Lat/Lon: 34.1392 / -84.8285

End Lat/Lon: 34.2857 / -84.678

An EF1 tornado touched down in Bartow County to the southwest of Cartersville along West Ave (route 113) where a fence was blown down and roofing material was peeled at a small business. The tornado continued NE along West Ave with sporadic damage to trees before entering the SW side of Cartersville downing trees on Cedar Ln. A very large oak tree was downed along Herring and Fite St onto a home killing a 34 year old male whom was asleep in the bedroom that was hit by that large tree. The tornado continued NE downing trees along Bartow st and West Cherokee Ave in addition to other areas across downtown Cartersville. The tornado continued NE through down with mostly EF0 type tree damage. The tornado crossed I-75 and GA 294/20 spur downing a few trees and onto Dean Road downing a few trees with mostly EF-0 type tree damage. The tornado intensified as it crossed Highway 20 east of I75. Numerous trees were downed near the end of Black Rd Northeast with some minor roof damage to a home. Bells Ferry Road also had numerous large trees snapped and downed across it. The tornado reached maximum intensity in this area. The storm crossed Stamp Creek Road downing trees and powerlines before entering the Pine Log Wildlife Management Area downing at least 60-70 more trees according to Wildlife Management Personnel before lifting. The storm eventually regenerated a new tornado in Cherokee County.


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