Tornado Damage & Cleanup, Mystic

On 17 December 2019 around 11:45 AM, an EF-2 tornado touched down near Mystic, with sustained winds up to 125 mph. It traveled northeast from Mystic into Ben Hill County, doing significant damage on Old Whitley Road, Vo-Tech Drive, Lake Beatrice and Pine Level Church Road.

The damage in Mystic was concentrated around the campus of the old Mystic High School (later known as Irwin Academy and Grace Christian Academy), which has recently been serving as a church.

The main building is still standing but sustained serious damage, especially to the roof. Hopefully, it can be saved.

Other structures on the property didn’t fare as well and will likely have to be razed.

Most of the focus now is on cleanup and an amazing amount of work has been done in the week since the tornado.



Filed under --IRWIN COUNTY GA--, Mystic GA

3 responses to “Tornado Damage & Cleanup, Mystic

  1. Dave Nowak

    Love Georgia. Hope everyone is ok.

  2. Carole DeMott

    We never know. In a matter of seconds everything we grew up with becomes a memory

  3. Thank you for all the prayers for our church and the community! Cleanup help will be greatly appreciated. People have asked about sending Donations to help rebuild our facilities, we appreciate this and the following address is where you can send your donation!!

    Grace Baptist Church
    PO Box 221
    Tifton, GA 31793

    Please continue with the prayers as we have a long way to recovery!!

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