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13aprAll DayMacon (Bibb County, GA)

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Start Time: 3:00 am EDT 

End Time: 3:04 am EDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 3.7 miles

Width: 300 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

County: Bibb

State:  Georgia

Start Lat/Lon: 32.873 / -83.7718

End Lat/Lon: 32.8997 / -83.717


A tornado briefly touched down in Macon as a line of strong storms moved through the city. The storm first touched down on Edgewater Drive causing a tree to fall onto a house. The storm crossed I475 and ripping shingles and roofing material off of 2 hotels next to the interstate as well as blowing a fence down. The storm crossed Zebulon Rd where the front door and windows of a Walgreens Store were completely blown in and a large hole was blown through the roof. Most of the interior shelving and ceiling was blown over and downed with significant damage occurring to the store. A Walmart adjacent to the Walgreens had its sunroofs blown out with minor roof damage elsewhere. Numerous trees were uprooted in and around the Walmart Parking lot. Further up Zebulon, a gas station canopy sustained damage as much of the metal sheeting was peeled and thrown. Significant shingle damage occurred to a small professional building next to the gas station. A large tree was downed onto Zebulon Rd next to the Chick-Fil-a. The storm continued NE it hit the subdivision along Huddersfield Rd and Wakefield Way hard with numerous large trees downed including several onto homes causing major damage to the homes. The tornado began to weaken as it continued NE crossing Forsyth Rd with branches and limbs down. The tornado ended near Weslyan Dr and Tharpe Dr with a few trees downed.


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