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Camilla in Mitchell County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Valentine's Day Tornados

February 14, 2000

 
 
St. Valentine's Day Tornados Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2021
1. St. Valentine's Day Tornados Marker
Inscription.  
In memory
of the lives lost in the
St. Valentine’s Day Tornados
February 14, 2000


Guadalupe Cervantes, Gloria Jean Eglinton, Emma Hallman
John Edward Hancock, Kylie Rae Harrell, Shannon Harrell
Ryasia Hayward, Willie Hurst, Antholyn Martin, Jackie McClelland
Mary Ann McClelland, Terrell Denise Mendez
James Michael Pollock, June Richter, Dorothy Rivers
Shirice Lashawn Travis, Maria Suzette Williams
Rubye Lee Williams, Ruthie Mae Williams

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 2000.
 
Location. 31° 13.878′ N, 84° 12.061′ W. Marker is in Camilla, Georgia, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (Georgia Route 37) and Railroad Street, on the left when traveling east on East Broad Street. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the Camilla Chamber of Commerce building (former Camilla Railroad Depot). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 East Broad Street, Camilla GA 31730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Mitchell County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Mitchell County (approx. half a mile away); Camilla Massacre (approx. half a mile away); Old City Well (approx. half a mile away); The Spirit of Camilla (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hawthorne Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Neuhauser Building (approx. 7.8 miles away); Baker County (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camilla.
 
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1. Tornado outbreak of February 13–14, 2000.
Three deadly tornadoes raked several counties of southwest Georgia (USA), killing 18 and causing extensive damage to neighborhoods on the south edge of Camilla, where eleven died, as well as the area north of Meigs, where six died. It was the single deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States between June 1999 and October 2002. Other tornadoes struck Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and the Carolinas during the 12-hour outbreak.
(Submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Camilla Valentine's Day Tornado.
A deadly EF3 tornado roared through Mitchell County on February 14th, 2000, killing 11 people. WALB Meteorologist Chris Zelman believes there were two reasons why the tornado took so many lives. "It's hard to believe but then we were
St. Valentine's Day Tornados Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2021
2. St. Valentine's Day Tornados Marker
using dial up radar and not being as prepared, so that was one of the problems, but the other problem was that it hit an area that was mostly mobile homes and that's where all the deaths occurred."
(Submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Camilla Chamber of Commerce (former Railroad Depot) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 4, 2021
3. Camilla Chamber of Commerce (former Railroad Depot)
(marker is located at southeast corner)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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