Local County Remembers 1988 Fatal Tornado - SLIDE SHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Madison County, Florida - April 19, 2011 -

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It was 23 years ago today (April 19, 1988) that Madison County experienced an F-3 tornado that was on the ground for 12 miles in the county. It hit the Community College, many businesses and about 23 homes were destroyed.

Four people lost their lives and the damage was estimated by the National Weather Service at 30 million dollars. The destructive winds
went through the city of Madison at 4:56 AM on that morning with the twister going on to the northeast to Hamilton County.

Story and pictures courtesy of Patrick Lightcap.

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