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Fay's Tornadoes in Georgia
August 26, 2008

Fay's inland trek across the deep south resulted in a few tornadoes - six of which struck northern and central Georgia.
At least two minor injuries were reported.

After making her last landfall on the gulf coast, Fay meandered through the deep south. By Tuesday August 26, she was approaching extreme northwest Georgia. Gusty southeast to south winds at the surface were topped by south to southwest winds aloft. This wind profile was favorable for tornadoes. For that reason, much of North and Central Georgia spent the day under a tornado watch. Georgians were apparently prepared, since at least 6 tornadoes occurred, but there were no serious injuries.

Surface Maps showing Fay's position after landfall
[ Surface map at 8 am EDT Sunday, August 24, 2008 ] [ Surface map at 8 am EDT Monday, August 25, 2008 ]
[ Surface map at 8 am EDT Tuesday, August 26, 2008 ]

map showing those counties hit by tornadoes caused by Fay on August 26, 2008  maps of tornado tracks