National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

May 14-15, 2014 Tornadoes


Dodge County:

An EF0 tornado touched down near the Dodge County Hospital off Plaza Avenue, initially uprooting trees and peeling back the roof of a nursing home. The tornado continued on a northward track, causing minor roof, siding and gutter damage to several community homes and downing large tree branches just east of GA highway 117. A front porch of a home off Harrell Avenue collapsed as a result of the winds. Several trees were downed or uprooted and a brick building and drug store near the intersection of highway 117 and highway 23/Oak street sustained roof loss. The tornado continued northward causing roof and gutter damage to numerous residential and commercial buildings in Eastman east of Oak street and 5th Avenue/GA highway 46. Additional tree damage was observed north of Eastman-Dublin highway near 7th Avenue. After downing trees near a home at the intersection of Shady Acres and Old Eastman-Dublin road, the tornado lifted.

Damage Path - Eastman, GA
County Rating # of Injuries KML
Dodge EF-0 0
Rating: EF-0
Peak Wind: 80 MPH
Path Length: 1.75 MILES
Path Width: 100 YARDS
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: MAY 14, 2014
Start Time: 11:49 PM EDT
Start Location: 1 MILES S OF EASTMAN
Start Lat/Lon: 32.1861/-83.1767
End Date: MAY 14, 2014
End Time: 11:54 PM EDT
End Lat/Lon: 32.2104/-83.1702



Loss of roof covering in South Eastman Damage near Highway 117 and Oak St



Banks County:

The tornado touched down to the north of Homer, in a heavily wooded area where it snapped the trunks of numerous mature hardwood trees, as well as causing minor roof damage to one home. The tornado was widest at the beginning of the track. It continued moving quickly to the northeast where more trees were downed and snapped all along the track. Four additional homes also received minor roof damage along the tornado path. The tornado produced EF-0 damage to trees, before lifting in a wooded area in northeast Banks County. No injuries or deaths occurred as a result of this tornado.