Path length: 20.43 miles
Width: 1760 yards
County: Meriwether, Coweta, Spalding
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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.
Thirteen 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.
Damage Photos from the NWS Atlanta Summary
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