Confirmed Tornado Touched Down in Leon County Sunday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Leon County late Sunday morning, north of Tallahassee.

An EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 95 MPH left a path of nearly 4.7 miles about 5 miles North of Tallahassee ending about a mile North of Maclay Gardens.

The tornado lasted about 8 minutes from 11: 51 a.m. until 11:59 a.m.

Surveyors say that sporadic tree damage was found along a path that was as wide as 350 yards in some areas.

Most of the damage was found around Meridian Road and Maclay Road.

No significant structural damage was found but one vehicle was crushed by a falling tree.

There were no fatalities and no injuries were reported.



 
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