Friday Marks Anniversary of 2 Fatal Tornadoes in Central Georgia

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Updated: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:47:13 EST

November 8th has historically been a deadly day for severe weather in central Georgia, proving severe weather is possible year-round.

On November 8th in 1989, an F-2 tornado touched down in Wilcox County, damaging a peanut warehouse before moving into a residential area where the twister destroyed 3 mobile homes, killing 1 person and injuring 8 others. Property damage was estimated at $250,000.

And on November 8th in 1996, an F-2 tornado touched down near Chester in Dodge County, blowing the tin roof off an older home and blowing a steeple off a church. The tornado also destroyed a double-wide mobile home in which a 7-year old girl was killed and six other family members were injured. The victims were found as far as 200 yards away from where the mobile home stood. The tornado then moved into Laurens County and destroyed 2 mobile homes near Dexter. No one was injured in Laurens County.

Central Georgia often sees a second severe weather season in the fall months, including the month of November. As a reminder, severe weather is possible in any month in central Georgia.

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