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Cook County, GA

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
4/1/1948 1130 am F2 12 200 0 0 $50,000 G

Moved E from the Little River to the New River, passing between Lenox and Adel. Twenty homes were unroofed or damaged. Smaller buildings were destroyed.

4/6/1963 600 pm F2 4 300 0 0 n/a G, SPC

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

6/22/1970 215 am F2 0.3 33 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
2/8/1971 640 am F1 1 100 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
6/27/1972 330 pm F1 0.3 30 0 1 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/25/1973 630 pm F1 0.1 50 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/5/1977 245 am F1 5.4 333 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/18/1978 1235 pm F1 10 33 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
3/30/1989 819 am F1 0.2 30 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/30/1991 415 pm F0 0.1 20 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
2/14/2000 230 am F0 0 0 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

Brief tornado touchdown with no damage. Reported by the Cook County Sheriff.

8/23/2008 350 pm EF1 1.4 75 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down just north of Lenox near U.S. Highway 41 and Darden Road. It traveled northwest and passed over Interstate 75. Along its path, it downed numerous trees and heavily damaged a barn near Sugar Hill Road.

6/26/2016 1245 pm EF0 0.01 10 0 0 $5,000 SD

Video taken by the public and posted on social media confirmed that a very brief tornado occurred near Reed Bingham State Park . The tornado appeared to last around one minute or less. The only damage as reported by the emergency manager was part of a tree that fell on a house. The tornado was rated EF0.

*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, 1950-2016: Storm Data. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.
SPC - Storm Prediction Center Database