Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

St.. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard confirmed a fatality related to an early morning tornado in Palmetto, Louisiana. Bellard tells KLFY-TV that Jose Antonio Higareda, 27, was killed when the tornado struck his home. Daarbenewens, hy het gesê, seven people were transported with injuries to local hospitals.

In Mississippi, a possible tornado ripped down power lines and trees in Rankin County, but no injuries were reported.

Trucks make their way through high water Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Graffiti Bridge in Pensacola after a powerful storm swept through the area.Saturday Storm 1

Trucks make their way through high water Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Graffiti Bridge in Pensacola after a powerful storm swept through the area.Saturday Storm 1 (Reuters)

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In Panama City Beach, Florida, a home and convenience store were leveled by a possible tornado, city officials said in a Facebook post . A resident’s photo posted by The Panama City News Herald shows the store’s roof and walls ripped away, but its counters, shelves and the merchandise they held appear untouched. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The town is in Bay County, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018.

Many people were saying, ‘Haai, we know what to do. Ongelukkig, we’ve been through it before’ and they pulled together as a community,” Panama City Mayor Mark Sheldon told the News Herald. “We were seeing neighbors come out and helping other neighbors and that’s what Panama City Beach is all about.

In Pensacola, Florida, the roof of a downtown brewery was ripped off by the storm, local news reports show. The National Weather Service has not confirmed if that was caused by a tornado, but reported winds of up to 60 km / h (95 kpm). The Pensacola News Journal reports that about 5 duim (13 sentimeter) of rain fell.

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We are still learning about what exactly the damage is and what is going on,” Veronique Zayas, co-owner of Emerald Republic Brewing, het die koerant vertel. “But we know that the roof is a total loss. There is water damage throughout, and a lot of equipment has been damaged.

A powerful storm ripped off the roof of Emerald Coast Brewing on West Government Street in Pensacola early on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Part of the roof landed at the business next door.Emerald Republic Brewing Roof Dammage 5

A powerful storm ripped off the roof of Emerald Coast Brewing on West Government Street in Pensacola early on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Part of the roof landed at the business next door.Emerald Republic Brewing Roof Dammage 5 (Reuters)

A car goes around a fallen tree on Patton Drive in Pensacola on Saturday, April 10, 2021, after a powerful storm swept through the area.Saturday Storm 6

A car goes around a fallen tree on Patton Drive in Pensacola on Saturday, April 10, 2021, after a powerful storm swept through the area.Saturday Storm 6 (Reuters)

She said it was fortunate no one was hurt.

The brewers are normally here at 5 of 6 in the morning to start their brewing,” sy het gese. “Gelukkig, no one was here.

Images shared by news outlets showed car windshields shattered by hail about as large as baseballs in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Storms also brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Bellard said search and rescue crews are out in Louisiana in the wake of the storm.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this storm,” hy het gesê. “We’re doing everything we can for those families.

Bellard reported that SLEMCO, St.. Landry Public Works, Animal Control and the Sheriff’s Department were on the scene and working on debris clearance and restoring power to the area.

The National Weather Service has said the tornado that hit the area was ranked an EF3 tornado, with wind speeds between 130 en 140 km / h (tussen 209 en 225 km / h).

Some flooding was reported. Thousands of customers in the region lost power, according to utility tracking website poweroutage.us.

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