Florida tornado

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

March 7, 2008

LEON CTY, Fl.---A tornado touched down near Tallahassee, Florida Friday morning, causing damage to homes, but no injuries or deaths.

Gray Communications Station WCTV in Tallahassee reported the Weather Service confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado, with winds of 86 to 110 miles an hour. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita, a storm measuring system developed at Texas Tech University and introduced by the Weather Service in 2006.

Leon County deputies said about six homes were damaged in the Capitola Road area, on the east side of Tallahassee. Other neighboring counties also reported damage such as trees and power lines down. A possible tornado also touched down in Taylor County, Florida, damaging a home. There is also damage reported in the Lake City area and power outages in the city of Live Oak.

Earlier, some national media outlets reported two deaths from the storm, but that is incorrect, according to WCTV.

The Associated Press and WCTV in Tallahassee contributed to this report.


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