A boiling water warning was issued after a water pipe rupture, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources made an announcement about the widespread outage that has caused water loss in parts of Macon, Bartow and Gwinnett counties. Several mobile homes were badly damaged and there are reports of at least one mobile home fire in the area. A tornado in Bartows County reported no deaths or injuries, but several homes and businesses in a rural area of the town of Acworth, Ga., were knocked down, according to a news release.
In addition, a total of four shops were destroyed, 133 others suffered major damage, 31 suffered minor damage and 5 others were only minimally affected. The worst damage from the tornado was in Polk County, where it weakened as it moved from east to west through the county, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said. Significant and widespread damage remains in parts of Polk, Macon, Bartow and Gwinnett counties and in the town of Acworth. In Polk County, four houses were destroyed, two suffered serious damage, five minor damage and 133 homes and businesses in Bartows County were severely damaged.
Damage investigations by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey concluded that an F2 tornado that started south of Glenloch in Heard County and continued north through Carroll County ended in Fayette County's far northwest. Damage in this section was less extensive, with only a few trees uprooted in some areas. The most severe tornado damage was near Beasley Gap, where the tornado was classified as F 2. A damage survey conducted in Macon County and parts of Bartow and Gwinnett counties and the city of Acworth concluded that the F3 tornado, which developed north of the county in the south-central Polk County, continued northwest into Arkansas County F, according to a press release from GNR.
According to a press release from GNR, wind gusts of up to 83 km / h were recorded in Macon County, and wind gusts of 85 km / h were also reported in the north and center of Cobb County. In Cobb, 229 homes in the county suffered minor damage from thunderstorms, winds and tornadoes, and 61 homes suffered major damage. Wind gusts of 65 km / h were recorded on the north side of Cobb County near the town of Acworth and in parts of Bartow and Gwinnett counties.
Millions of dollars in property was damaged when tornadoes destroyed many homes in the western and southern suburbs of Atlanta and southeast.
Investigations by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirmed that two short tornadoes occurred on May 5, 2010, in the Atlanta-Fulton County area. The tornado caused extensive and significant damage to homes, businesses, schools and other buildings in Atlanta and southeast Georgia. An investigation of property damage from the F2 tornado that touched down near the intersection of I-285 and Interstate 75 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, concluded that a total of 1,000 homes and businesses were damaged. More than 2,500 homes in Georgia and South Carolina were damaged, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The truck was near the intersection of I-285 and Interstate 75 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, where commercial buildings suffered severe damage.
The damage started northeast of the Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody and stretched as far as Gwinnett County. It was observed from Beasley Gap in northwestern Cherokee County and continued east - northeast and then southwest - to the intersection of I-285 and Interstate 75.
A damage assessment by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a short EF2 tornado touched down about a mile southeast of Summerville and was nearly a mile further east. Investigations by the National Weather Service's Atlanta field office confirmed another short-range tornado originating from the same major storm touched down in Carroll County. A damage survey of I-285 and Interstate 75 in Gwinnett County confirmed another brief EF2 tornado that was less severe than the previous one.
The tornado ripped through the area, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines. Damage surveys by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that the tornado originated in Cherokee County near Beasley Gap, continued through Pickens County and continued into the far southeast in Floyd County. A storm study conducted in conjunction with the Georgia State Patrol confirmed that a tornado touched down at Lost Mountain in western Cobb County. An EF2 tornado also hit about a mile southeast of the town of Summerville in Carroll County, according to a damage assessment by the Georgia Highway Patrol. Storm investigations conducted in conjunction with the Georgia State Patrol confirmed an EF3 tornado that came from Polk County east of Seney, moved through southern Bartow County and continued into the far south - East Floyd County and then into Cherokee County in southwest Georgia.