Remnants of tornado remain around Milledgeville


Nearly two weeks have elapsed since a tornado barrelled through Milledgeville, the evidence of which can still be seen around Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and nearby areas.

It marked the third tornado in Baldwin County in the last six years, although it was the first one inside of the Milledgeville city limits in many, many years.

The seven-mile-long tornado, according to the National Weather Service, began in the Wray Homes/West End projects before widening out and barreling past the new health department and Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin. The tornado, which was roughly 250 yards wide at its widest point, then followed along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and over North Jefferson Street.

After battering parts of the Graham Homes/Boddie projects and Barrows Ferry Road, the tornado crossed the river and across Lake Laurel Road and Black Springs Road.

The National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF-1, which equals wind speeds between 86-110 miles per hour. An EF-1 is the second-lowest category behind EF-0. The scale goes from 0-5, with an EF-5 tornado equalling wind speeds of 200-322 miles per hour.

A piece of sheet metal hangs from a telephone poll in front of CVS at the corner of North Jefferson and MLK.

The restaurant sign in front of Ms. Stella's took a topple in the storm.

A home on West Mitchell Street took a hit from a hardwood tree.

One of the gas pumps at the convenience store across from Goodie Gallery was completely uprooted.

Multiple roofs at the Northside Baptist Church property were compromised.


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