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Third tornado confirmed from Sunday's outbreak; see where it touched down in Thomas County

Winds were estimated at 100 mph
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Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 06, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-06 16:41:08-05

EVERETT, Ga. (WTXL) — The National Weather Service confirmed a third tornado touchdown during Sunday's severe weather outbreak. The tornado peaked at EF-1 intensity. The NWS estimated the storm's peak winds at 100 mph.

It was on the ground of for .82 miles and 400 yards wide at its largest. According to their report, the NWS said the twister lasted 3 minutes.

Tornadoes were also confirmed in Jefferson County and Lowndes County.


A tornado briefly touched down in southeastern Thomas County near
the intersection of Scott Rd and Scott Plantation Road
immediately adjacent to Seminole Plantation. The tornado crossed
Scott Road and moved into Seminole Plantation where there were
numerous large pine trees uprooted or snapped near the entrance to
the plantation. Within the plantation, one structure was damaged
from an uprooted tree landing on a portion of the building.
Several other cottages suffered some shingle loss, with one
structure losing the bottom portion of the wood frame around the
building and another having minor chimney damage. A couple of open
air barns had damage, with one having a wall collapse and another
being slightly shifted off its foundation. Beyond the structures,
numerous large pine trees were uprooted or snapped. When the
tornado was near peak intensity several large pine trees were
snapped in close proximity with several very large pine trees
uprooted. Tree damage was noted beyond reachable distance due to
the downed trees blocking the path further into the woods. From
surveying on the northwest side of the track along an accessible
road, no additional damage was noted, and the tornado is presumed
to have lifted before reaching B Green Road and Parramore Fish
Pond Road.

 The National Weather Service in Tallahassee would like
to thank the Thomas County Emergency Management Agency for their
support in this survey.