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Tornado and Deadly Winds Strike Atlanta Area

1 Mar 2021, 4:02 pm

Early on Monday morning March, 1st a weak tornado struck the Atlanta Suburb of Riverdale.  Along with this tornado, strong winds NOT associated with the tornado felled a tree that unfortunately killed a man in Kenwood, GA.

An initial damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service out of Peachtree City, GA rated the tornado an EF-1 with maximum winds up to 90 mph.

Here is a look at the damage that came into WeatherNation after daylight arrived.

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Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.