What is the strongest tornado to hit Georgia?
Georgia Tornado Facts
- The largest tornado in the Atlanta area was an EF-4 in 1992 that caused 46 injuries and 0 deaths.
- In April 2011 15 tornados touched down, including a rare powerful EF-4 tornado that struck Catoosa County, the ninth largest in the state’s history.
How bad was the tornado in Tupelo Mississippi?
The Tupelo tornado, rated an EFI by NWS survey crews, was on the ground for 12.8 miles and had estimated peak winds of 100 mph. Local law enforcement reported extensive residential damage around the Elvis Presley Museum Area in Tupelo, along with downed trees and power lines. Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
Has there ever been an F6 tornado?
There is no such thing as an F6 tornado, even though Ted Fujita plotted out F6-level winds. The Fujita scale, as used for rating tornados, only goes up to F5. Even if a tornado had F6-level winds, near ground level, which is *very* unlikely, if not impossible, it would only be rated F5.