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Brooks County, GA

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
1/25/1933 800 am F2 2 50 2 10 $77,000 G

Moved NE, destroying five small homes in and near Barwick. A person was killed in two of them. Many other homes were unroofed and torn apart.

4/3/1933 715 pm F2 1 35 0 15 $6,000 G

A dozen "rather frail" homes were destroyed as a small tornado moved E across the southern part of Quitman.

3/26/1963 610 pm F2 1 33 0 0 $25,000 G, SD, SPC

At Morven, a truck was picked up, carried 40 yards, and completely demolished. There was heavy damage to roofs, barns, and trees. One barn was destroyed. A car was moved 50 feet.

4/6/1963 630 pm F2 8 300 0 0 $25,000 G, SD, SPC

Moved NE from NE Brooks County to near Adel. Trees were uprooted and several barns were destroyed.

2/8/1971 700 am F1 0.8 100 0 2 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/29/1971 430 pm F1 11 100 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/13/1979 1200 pm F1 1 200 0 0 $250,000 SD
5/25/1980 1230 pm F1 0.5 10 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
7/4/1985 430 pm F1 8.6 20 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
11/11/1995 1219 pm F1 0.3 75 0 0 $75,000 SD, SPC

One repair garage was destroyed as a tornado moved across Highway 94. The tornado snapped several pine trees with one falling on a car and another on a house.

3/15/2001 812 am F0 3 50 0 0 $5,000 SD, SPC

The F0 tornado moved northeast from northeast Thomas County along Highway 122, crossed the Thomas-Brooks County line near Pavo, then dissipated just northeast of Pavo in extreme northwest Brooks County. It uprooted several trees and downed some power lines. Reported by a SKYWARN storm spotter.

*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