Confirmed Tornado spins through Madison County

Published: Nov. 30, 2020 at 4:26 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2020 at 4:51 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A confirmed EF-1 tornado hit near the Hamburg area in Madison County early Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado started a mile north-northwest of Hamburg near NW Little Cat Road the National Weather Service said in their public information statement.

The twister damaged trees and caused minor structural damage as it moved northwest toward and across a quail farm along Boggy Bay Road. The strongest part of the tornado was near Boggy Bay Road, giving the tornado’s EF-1 rating.

The tornado lifted after crossing County Road 253 where “a significant number of snapped pine trees was noted,” according to the National Weather Service. There were no reported injuries from the twister’s 5.5-mile path.

The storm system that induced the tornado brought high wind reports from along the Big Bend coastline Sunday night and early Monday morning. The highest wind gust reported, 56 mph, was at St. Marks Lighthouse at 2:20 a.m. Monday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A possible tornado moved through northwestern Madison County to the west of Cherry Lake early Monday morning. The possible tornado moved to the northeast and weakened as it headed towards the Florida-Georgia line.

There are reports of structural damage and downed power lines in northwestern Madison County to the north-northeast of Hamburg and west of Cherry Lake. Boggy Bay Road and Highway 253 in Madison County are impassable from downed trees and power lines. Authorities are asking people to stay away from the area.

The National Weather Service confirmed EF-1 tornado damage in Madison County Monday afternoon. An EF-1 tornado can have wind speeds ranging from 86 to 110 mph.

We have a reporter on the scene, and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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