Tornado Watch: Severe Weather in Fla. Panhandle and South GA

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[UPDATE] 3-9 2:26pm -- PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) --

The National Weather Service has posted severe weather watches and warnings for the Florida Panhandle.

The weather service issued tornado watches, severe thunderstorm
and flash flood watches for a large swatch of the Panhandle on
Wednesday morning and early afternoon. Minor power outages and road flooding were reported in the Pensacola area as the line of storms made its way through western Panhandle.

The Pensacola News Journal reported that a Milton teenager had
minor injuries after touching a door knob that conducted a lighting
strike.

Earlier Wednesday, the storms tore roofs off buildings,
overturned cars and injured people in Mobile, Ala., and caused
flooding in Louisiana.

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A tornado watch is issued for our area for the afternoon. Big thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and this evening. Check @robnucatola on Twitter or WCTV PINPOINT WEATHER TEAM on Facebook for more updates also!

National Weather Service:

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EST FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BAY
CALHOUN
FRANKLIN
GADSDEN
GULF
HOLMES
JACKSON
JEFFERSON
LEON
LIBERTY
WAKULLA
WALTON
WASHINGTON

GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BAKER
BROOKS
CALHOUN
CLAY
COLQUITT
DECATUR
DOUGHERTY
EARLY
GRADY
MILLER
MITCHELL
SEMINOLE
THOMAS

ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

COFFEE
DALE
GENEVA
HENRY
HOUSTON

ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM

COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM

COASTAL WATERS FROM OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM



 
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