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Portal GA tornado damage map.

 

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 5.5 NNE OF PORTAL IN BULLOCH COUNTY
GEORGIA...

LOCATION...5.5 NNE OF PORTAL IN BULLOCH COUNTY GEORGIA
DATE...MARCH 26 2011 
ESTIMATED TIME...742 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95 TO 105 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.25
MILES PATH LENGTH...3.1 MILES 
LAT/LON...32.6104N -81.9086W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON SC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR 5.5 NNE OF PORTAL IN BULLOCH COUNTY GEORGIA ON
MARCH 26 2011.

THERE WERE SEVEN STRUCTURES DAMAGED...WITH ROOF...SIDING AND UNDER
SIDING DAMAGED. ONE MOBILE HOME COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND THROWN
APPROXIMATELY 30 YARDS FROM ITS FOUNDATION. SEVERAL
OUTBUILDINGS/SHEDS/CARPORTS DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. FINALLY...100S
OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CHS.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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...TORNADO CONFIRMED 5.5 NNW OF PORTAL IN BULLOCH COUNTY GEORGIA...

LOCATION...5.5 NNW OF PORTAL IN BULLOCH COUNTY GEORGIA
DATE...MARCH 26 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...740 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 TO 85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.6 MILES
LAT/LON...32.6131N -81.9502W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON SC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR 5.5 NNW OF PORTAL IN BULLOCH COUNTY GEORGIA
ON MARCH 26 2011.

TWO MOBILE HOMES HAD SIDING AND UNDER-SIDING DAMAGED ALONG WITH SOME 
MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE. DOZENS OF TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CHS.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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Radar Imagery

 

KCLX Reflectivity Loop.

KCLX Reflectivity Loop
KCLX Reflectivity image during event.

KCLX Reflectivity at Event Time
KCLX Storm-Relative Velocity during event.

KCLX Storm-Relative Velocity at Event Time
 

 


Damage Pictures

Credit: NOAA/National Weather Service - Charleston, SC
 

Photo of tornado damage to a house. Tree and home damage caused by the tornado.
Tree damage photo.