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13aprAll DayLudowichi (Long County, GA) #1

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Start Time: 7:37 am EDT 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 105 mph

Path length: 3.21 miles

Width: 500 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Long

State:  Georgia

Start Lat/Lon: 31.6923 / -81.8373

End Lat/Lon: 31.6948 / -81.7829


The path of this tornado was originally detected by high resolution satellite imagery over the remote area of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located just southwest of Ludowici. It was confirmed on the ground using damage pictures sent by staff from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at Griffin Ridge WMA. The tornado began near Hughes River Road, about 5.5 miles southwest of Ludowici and about 3 miles west of Highway 301. The tornado then moved east-northeast over mostly marsh and uninhabited area, crossing over Check Station Road which enters into the Griffin Ridge WMA off of Highway 301. The tornado then ended just east-northeast of Check Station Road, and just west of Highway 301. The impact of this tornado was snapping and uprooting of many trees along and near the path.


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