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Berrien County, GA

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
7/4/1886 205 pm F2 1 n/a 0 2 n/a G

Hit 3m N of Nashville. Two homes were destroyed.

4/26/1932 500 pm F3 6 200 5 3 $15,000 G

Moved NE, passing 7m SE of Nashville. A mother and two children were killed in one of seven homes that were destroyed. Most of the furnishings were found over a mile away.

5/11/1952 719 am F3 4.3 200 0 10 $2,500,000 G, SD, SPC

Moved NE through the heart of Alapaha. This tornado destroyed the school, and damaged or destroyed all 32 homes in the town. Only the churches were left standing.

6/30/1959 600 pm F1 0.5 33 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
6/8/1962 352 pm F1 2 30 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
3/12/1968 1130 am F1 0.5 100 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
12/30/1973 1219 pm F0 0.1 20 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
4/8/1974 715 pm F1 4 250 0 4 $250,000 G, SD

Skipped E from near Lester, where one woman was killed in a mobile home. The next significant damage was at Alapaha, where the police station was destroyed.

1/25/1975 1100 am F1 10 50 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/4/1980 1100 am F1 0.2 20 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
7/25/1991 100 pm F1 0.7 27 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
6/11/1993 555 pm F1 1.0 30 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
6/25/1994 1130 am F0 0.7 20 0 0 $5,000 SD, SPC

A small and short-lived tornado was reported by county emergency management officials to skip along Georgia Highway 135. A path of downed trees and power lines was the only known damage.

*Sources

G - Grazulis, T. P., 1993: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.  A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films, Tornado Project, St. Johsnbury, VT.
SD - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1950-2009: Storm Data. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.
SPC - Storm Prediction Center Database