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23aprAll DayPelham (Mitchell County, GA)

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Start Time: 12:05 pm EDT 

End Time: 12:10 pm EDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 95 mph

Path length: 2.43 miles

Width:  176 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Mitchell

State:  Georgia

Start Lat/Lon: 31.1314 / -84.1624

End Lat/Lon: 31.1206 / -84.1238


This tornado touched down near Welch St. NW on the west side of Pelham, GA. Damage was mainly confined to snapped or uprooted trees. However, the tornado did remove a large percentage of metal roofing at an auto service building on Curry Street. It also flipped a van at this location. Several trees were uprooted or snapped on Green St. before the tornado damaged a metal awning at a warehouse on U.S. 19 just south of Green St. East. The tornado continued southeast from there, causing some damage to an outbuilding and the roof of a home on Harmony Road before lifting. The damage was consistent with an EF-1 rating. Many other locations within Pelham were damaged by straight-line winds estimated to be around 80 mph.


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