7 deaths - The first tornado of the day touched down near Cleveland and caused severe damage to hundreds of houses in Cleveland, Yonah, and Helen. Many more were injured and a mall sustained major damage. The tornado was rated high-end EF3.
A long-tracked, anti-cyclonic, yet weak tornado tracked from Lawernceville to Commerce. A mobile home was overturned and hundreds of homes sustained minor to sustainable roof damage. Multiple trees were also uprooted along the I-85 N.
2 deaths - A large, very high-end EF2 tornado struck the unincorporated community of Willard, killing 2 when the roof of a home collapsed on them. The tornado then struck Eatonton, where the courthouse was trashed and 7 court members were injured, with 3 being critically.
Weak, long-tracked cone tornado touched down near Fargo. The tornado then moved through the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, injuring 3 animals. The tornado also snapped thousands of trees in the refuge. The tornado then dissipated west of Folkston.
High-end EF2 caused moderate to major damage to historical landmarks in Savannah. The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist had it's roof blown off. The Savannah capital building also had significant damage done to the inside. 2 people were injured when a chandelier fell on them during a city council meeting was taking place when the tornado struck the building.
Half-mile wide tornado caused very-high end EF2 damage in Fleming. Multiple vehicles were overturned on the 95 highway. 1 was killed when their mobile home was picked up and flung 300 feet into the air and tossed around like a toy. Her son survived with only bruises after landing in a pond at a strangers house 4 miles away.
6 deaths High-end EF3 tornado caused severe damage to Cites in mid-northern to north-eastern Florida. Jacksonville had major damage to the west side of the city. The worst damage occurred in Raiford, a small town NNE of Lake Butler. Raiford was decimated when the town suffered a direct hit, where 5 people were killed.
3 deathsVery-high end EF2 tornado caused major damage in Sunnyside, Blackshear, and Patterson. In Blackshear, a 100 year old house was swept clear off it's foundation, indicating possible EF5 tornado. However, it was rated EF2 due to the fact that the house was not anchored, bolted, and the walls were stuffed with trash.
At 9:30 AM, July 18 2016, a supercell near Griffin spawned a mile wide tornado. At 9:43, the tornado reached maxium sustained wind speed of 150 mph east of Fayetteville. At 10:08, the tornado slammed into parts of Atlanta. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport suffered a direct hit. 25 people were killed there, and 32 planes were completely destroyed. The tornado then moved on to downtown Atlanta. Multiple skyscrapers were severly damaged and the streets were littered with parts of concrete, wood, glass, and insulation. The worst damage occurred in Sandy Springs, were 12 homes were swept completely away. The tornado continued on towards Alpharetta, straight through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Island Ford Unit. The tornado dissipated NNE of Alpharetta at 10:34 AM. The tornado was the 8th costliest tornadoes in history, at $1.2 billion dollars (2016 USD).
At 8:31 AM, July 16, 2016, the 2nd deadliest, 2nd costliest, and strongest tornado ever recorded touched down. Instantly packing 330 mph winds, the tornado devastated parts of Lee and Fargo. In Lee alone, 82 people were killed. At 8:50, the tornado slammed directly into Jasper. The tornado was at it's peak, at 2.4 miles wide. Cars were tossed miles away from their original positions. 62 houses in Jasper alone were leveled, with 14 of which didn't even have their foundation's left. In the middle of Jasper, EF6 damage likely occurred. However, scientists did not want to have to rewrite the Fujita Scale, so stuck with the EF5 rating. The tornado caused $2.4 billion in damages (2016 USD) and killed 327, making it both the second costliest and deadliest in the United States.