Weather service confirms tornado in Jackson County

Published: Mar. 4, 2019 at 11:36 AM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

March 4, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) – The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down near Alford in Jackson County Sunday evening.

A survey team on the ground estimates the tornado was an EF-1, with winds of at least 86 miles per hour.

The tornado heavily damaged three houses, according to county Emergency Management Director Rodney Andreasen. He says those houses have the roofs either damaged or destroyed. The side of one of the houses was ripped away.

Andreasen says no one was hurt and there are a few power outages, but nothing widespread.

The weather service says it will have more detailed information on the tornado’s path, wind speed and size after it compiles the results of its ground survey.