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Georgia Tornadoes
April 4, 1804 Tornado kills 11 people in the Augusta, Georgia area
  Georgia Tornadoes
August 22, 1821 Tornado strikes Tybee Island, smashing a portion of the U. S. Army barracks on the island
  Georgia Tornadoes
February 19, 1884 The Southeast United States is struck by a series of more than 50 tornadoes, including 37 rated F2 or greater.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Washington County, Georgia
June 1, 1903 Tornado strikes Gainesville, Georgia and Hall County
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Hall County, Georgia
April 6, 1906 Tornadoes strike North Georgia, striking Woodlands, (the estate of Godfrey Barnsley) and Gainesville, Georgia
  Godfrey Barnsley and Barnsley Gardens
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 24, 1908 Heavy thunderstorms spawn killer tornadoes across the Southeast United States (Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia), killing a total of 230 people. Chickamauga battlefield infrastructure suffered considerable damage.
  Georgia Tornadoes
February 10, 1921 Gardner, Georgia, a small town about 35 miles north of Dublin, is destroyed by a tornado
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 2, 1936 Tornado strikes Crisp County, killing 36 people, mostly in the Cordele area.
  Crisp County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 6, 1936 Tornado destroys downtown Gainesville
  Hall County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 9, 1936 While travelling by train to Warm Springs, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives a brief address to Gainesville citizens from his rail car, shortly after a tornado struck the city
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 18, 1953 More than 300 people were injured by a tornado in Muscogee County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Muscogee County, Georgia
April 30, 1953 A series of tornadoes in Peach, Houstoun, Marion, Twiggs and Bibb Counties left 310 people injured, 20 people dead (some sources say 19) and more than 15 million dollars in property damage, including heavy damage to Warner-Robbins Air Force Base
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 5, 1957 Tornadoes strike Lamar, Schley, Macon, Peach, Warren, Columbia, Colquitt, Ware, and Chatham counties, killing 2 and injuring 6, with more than a million dollars in damage.
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Lamar County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Macon County, Georgia
  Peach County, Georgia
  Warren County, Georgia
  Ware County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
January 21, 1959 Tornado strikes Chickamauga battlefield, knocking down 2,000 trees
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Catoosa County, Georgia
March 31, 1961 F3 tornado strikes Dooly County, killing 1 and injuring 14. More than 2.5 million dollars in damage. Tornadoes also strike Schley, Houstoun, Pulaski, Bleckley, Laurens, Worth and Tattnall counties.
  Tattnall County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Houston County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Dooly County, Georgia
  Bleckly County, Georgia
  Worth County, Georgia
  Pulaski County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
January 20, 1963 More than 2.5 million dollars in damage is done in Clay County and a person is killed when an F1 tornado travels some 7 miles across the county.
  Georgia Tornadoes
December 24, 1964 In a 3-day string of bad weather around the Christmas holidays, tornadoes, thunderstorms and hail cause 2 deaths and injure 20. More than 10 million dollars in damage is the result of this storm system. Hardest hit were Jones County, where a tornado killed 2 and injured 16, and Meriwether County where 2.5 inches of hail fell in a short period of time.
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 16, 1966 11 people were injured in a tornado that touched down in Muscogee County Georgia, causing almost 3 million dollars of damage.
  Muscogee County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 18, 1969 28 people injured and 2 million dollars of property damage by a tornado in Coffee County
  Coffee County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 23, 1971 Two waves of storms, which included tornadoes that registered F3 on the Fujita-Pearson scale, swept through Georgia destroying more than a million dollars in property, killing one person and injuring 23. Counties affected were Polk, Gwinnett, Douglas, Dekalb, Carroll, Screven, Paulding, Randolph, Houstoun, Troup, Macon, Dooly, Sumter, Chatham, Lanier, Tattnall, and Wilcox.
  Wilcox County, Georgia
  Douglas County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 29, 1971 An F2 tornado sets down in Grady County, causing 2.5 million in property damage
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Grady County, Georgia
January 10, 1972 An F3 tornado sweeps through Fulton and Dekalb Counties, killing one person and injuring 9 while causing half a million dollars in property damage
  Fulton County, Georgia
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 31, 1973 Clayton, Walton, Oconee, Clarke, and Oglethorpe Counties report nearly a billion dollars in damage, more than a hundred injuries and two deaths from a strong storm with embedded tornadoes
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 28, 1973 Clarke County suffers 25 million dollars in damage and 65 injured from a F3 tornado
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
December 13, 1973 At about 11:20am an F3 tornado strikes Hall County, near Gainesville, and causes 3.0 million in property damage, injuring 21
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 2, 1975 Sometimes called The Governor's Tornado, Atlanta's upscale north side, including the Governor's mansion, bears the brunt of tornadoes that killed three and caused 56 million dollars in damage
  Georgia Tornadoes
November 8, 1989 One person dies and 8 are injured when a series of 3 tornadoes strike Pineview, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 29, 1991 Douglas and Cobb County were hit by F3 tornadoes as part of a much larger system. More than 50 million dollars damage was done, with 27 people injured
  Douglas County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
November 22, 1992 Storms, including at least two F4 tornadoes, account for more than 50 million dollars in property damage, 153 injured and 6 dead. Hardest hit were Cobb and Putnam Counties
  Putnam County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 27, 1994 The Palm Sunday Killer tornadoes destroy a church in Piedmont, AL (west of Cedartown) before killing 18 in Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 20, 1998 Tornadoes destroy homes in North Georgia, claiming 14 lives in Hall and White Counties
  Hall County, Georgia
  White County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 8, 1998 Deadly tornadoes strike Marietta, Dunwoody, and Duluth
  Marietta, GA
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 15, 1998 Tornado strikes Dooly County
  Dooly County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
September 3, 1998 Tornadoes spin-off of Hurricane Earl, damaging coastal homes and property. 4 people injured in Screven County as the result of one tornado
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Screven County, Georgia
February 14, 2000 Tornadoes strike Camilla, Georgia, south of Albany
  Worth County, Georgia
  Tornadoes kill 19 in Southwest Georgia
  Mitchell County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Turner County, Georgia
  Tift County, Georgia
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Grady County, Georgia
  Decatur County, Georgia
November 24, 2001 Tornado strikes Dade County, near State Road 157.
  Dade County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 20, 2003 Tornadoes strike Mitchell and Worth Counties
  Worth County, Georgia
  Mitchell County, Georgia
  Tornadoes strike Camilla and Bridgeboro
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 1, 2007 6 people die when an EF-2 tornado destroys a trailer park near Newton.
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Baker County, Georgia
March 1, 2007 Sumter County Regional Hospital in Americus is struck by a tornado, killing 2.
  Sumter County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
March 14, 2008 A strong tornado strikes the Georgia World Congress Center, Phillips Arena, The Equitable Building, and the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill (now upscale condos). Nearby, the Georgia Dome suffers damage while the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament is being held inside. Numerous minor injuries and one life-threatening injury are reported.
  The Georgia Dome
  2008 Georgia Bulldogs Basketball
  2008 Georgia tornado outbreak
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Georgia World Congress Center
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 11, 2008 11 tornadoes touch down in the state of Georgia.
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Carroll County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 27, 2011 Tornadoes strike Ringgold and Cedartown, killing 15 in Georgia and 295 throughout the South.
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Polk County, Georgia
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