On January 12 - 2023, a confirmed EF2 tornado touched down in the Bear Creek area in Jasper County Georgia. Bear Creek is a lakeside community located approximately 50 miles South East of Atlanta near the north end of Jackson Lake. The Tornado traversed Butts and Newton counties touching down multiple times before touching down again in Jasper county near Bear Creek Marina. The E2 tornado caused a high number of trees to uproot or break off, leaving behind extensive damage to utility lines and personal property. At least 500 residents were left without power, internet, and phone service, some for as long as eight days. Trees were seen down on roads, homes, and vehicles.

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Jackson Lake WindCast