Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox takes a look back at a strong system that spawned at least 15 tornadoes across Georgia on Mother's Day in 2008.
Mother's Day 2010 marks two years since the Mother's Day tornado outbreak of 2008. At least two deaths and several injuries are blamed on the storms. According to John Oxendine's office, damage totaled 125 million dollars.
Six central Georgia counties received damage as a result of tornadoes. Elsewhere, damage was a result of straight-line winds, which are part of strong thunderstorms but can cause major damage. In central Georgia, at least 15 tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service.
In Bibb county, the most notable damage was on the campus of Macon State College. In addition to numerous buildings being damaged, the school lost at least half of their trees on campus.
The strongest tornado was in Treutlen county. That tornado was rated an EF-3 with winds ranging from 136 to 165 mph. Most of the tornadoes in central Georgia were rated EF-2 with winds ranging from 111 to 135 mph.
For more detailed information on the Mother's Day Tornado Outbreak in 2008, visit this link to the National Weather Service: