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Turner County, GA

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
8/24/1968 245 pm F2 0.3 33 0 12 $250,000 SD, SPC
6/8/1978 720 pm F1 12.8 100 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
5/16/1983 730 am F1 5 150 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
5/16/1983 830 am F1 0.5 100 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
3/2/1991 630 am F1 0.1 50 0 4 $250,000 SD, SPC
3/2/2007 1248 am EF1 1.9 150 0 0 $750,000 SD, SPC

The EF1 tornado moved from northern Tift County into southeastern Turner County. Many trees on T&C Circle along the Tift-Turner county line were snapped and laid along the fence of the rural road. Roofs were peeled off large metal hay barns. One large barn was destroyed with several others damaged. A pivot irrigation system was damaged. Fifteen homes were damaged, of which two were destroyed, ten with major damage, and three with moderate damage.

12/15/2007 920 pm EF1 3.5 125 1 0 $1,250,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down just southwest of Ashburn and tracked northeast through the city. Numerous trees were toppled, with several on top of houses and vehicles. Four mobile homes were destroyed and 39 frame homes were damaged. The tornado's winds twisted steel beams and tore the roofs off of two peanut warehouses. Numerous businesses were damaged. The tornado snapped the tops of pine trees just northeast of Ashburn. A semi traveling north on Interstate 75 near mile marker 83 was blown into an embankment. The driver was killed on impact.


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