Georgia tops nation for tornado, wind damage reports in 2017
MACON, Ga. (WGXA) - It's not a stat to be proud of. Georgia leads the nation in reported tornadoes and wind damage in 2017.
According to the Storm Prediction Center, there have been 87 reported tornadoes through April 10. That leads the nation. Georgia also leads the nation with 334 reports of wind damage.
If you add the total number of hail reports, Georgia has seen a total of 504 severe weather reports so far this year, which is second to Texas.
Georgia has been a part of several active severe weather setups in 2017, which has led to numbers well above average. The severe weather outbreak of Jan. 21 and 22, combined with April 3 and 5, has helped propel Georgia ahead of all other states so far this year.
There are 22 states that have yet to report a single tornado so far this year. Oklahoma has only reported two.