SPC Stats

Path length: 20.43 miles

Width:  1760 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

Rating:  EF2

County:  Meriwether, Coweta, Spalding

13 tornadoes were confirmed on February 18, 2009.  All but one were in the state of Georgia.  This summary looks at an EF2 tornado that crossed through the southern Atlanta suburbs.

It developed just inside the Meriwether County line at 923 Bradberry Road.  This property is right along the Meriwether/Coweta County line.  Damage in Meriwether County was to a fence.   It quickly moved into Coweta county moving east-northeastward. 

In Coweta County, several homes had minor to moderate damage.  One home completely lost its roof.  A horse was killed by flying debris near US Highway 27A.  Hundreds of trees were blown down.  

The tornado moved into Spalding County.  Four homes were destroyed and 40 others had minor/moderate damage.  Significant tree damage as well in this county.  The tornado ended about five miles west of Rover, just shy of the Pike County line.

Max winds were estimated at 120mph.  

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates:  Start: 33.2232 / -84.7678   End:  33.21 / -84.43

Plotted NCDC county coordinates as well      

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Damage Photos from the NWS Atlanta Summary

A pole barn knocked over at the start of the tornado path in Meriwether county
A garage destroyed in Coweta County.
Roof damage to a second home on highway 27 in Moreland.
Severely damaged roof in Spalding county.

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