NWS: EF0 tornado damage confirmed in Wakulla County

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 5, 2019

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WCTV)-- The National Weather Service in Tallahassee released a public information statement on storm damage reported in Wakulla County.

The statement confirms an EF0 tornado touched down near Spring Creek Road and moved 18.41 miles across U.S. Highway 319. Peak winds are estimated to be 75 mph.

The NWS reported a few snapped trees, and a small metal canopy on Revadee Spears Road was flipped over. No injuries were reported.

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 5, 2019

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Sunday night's severe weather left a path of damage in multiple parts of the Big Bend and South Georgia.

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee continued to survey storm damage on Tuesday.

The survey team in Wakulla County searched through forested areas for any signs of storm damage or debris. The crew found some damaged trees near the Crawfordville Wal-Mart.

The trees were split; two large limbs fell on the ground and one limb crushed part of a wooden fence between an unoccupied lot and the Wal-Mart parking lot. No injuries were reported.

The NWS searched for damage via helicopter with the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office. There were no significant damage spotted from the helicopter.

Mark Wool, the warning coordinator for the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, says the minor damages in the area were caused by wind gusts within Sunday's thunderstorms.

"We saw an isolated snapped tree here or there," said Wool. "There's no indication of a tornado. There might have been a few wind gusts that came down."

Severe thunderstorms can have winds of 60 mph. Those winds could knock over some trees or snap tree limbs.

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