Tornado strikes Florida, damages Tallahassee airport

Tornado strikes Florida, damages Tallahassee airport

一个 tornado struck 佛罗里达 late Wednesday morning near its capital city, forcing a brief closure of the Tallahassee International 飞机场 and minor damage in other areas.

The National Weather Service said there was damage to the airport but its radar was not harmed. 然而, there were communication issues, 该机构说.

作为 3:15 下午. 当地时间, 3,800 customers were without power, officials aid. The city posted photos of a small plane flipped upside down and a damaged hangar at the airport on Twitter.

The damage assessment is underway at @TLHAirport, which remains closed,” the tweet read.

The airport reopened just before 2 下午. and runways were back in service a short time later, the airport tweeted. No deaths or major injures were reported.

It appears we may have dodged a bullet with this particular storm,” said Kevin Peters, director of Leon County Emergency Management, 的 Tallahassee Democrat 已报告.

Some people had a more humorous view of the storm. One person tweeted a photo of a small tree branch as evidence oftornado damage.

The NWS in Tallahassee warned of a tornado on the ground at 11:43 下午. The agency ordered everyone toTAKE COVER NOW!” and move to a safe area to avoid flying debris.

Damage was reported in the city’s Southwood community, home to several state offices, as well as in scattered neighborhoods, WPLG-TV 已报告.

The storm moved eventually east toward east. The weather agency said a preliminary investigation confirmed the storm was an EF-0 tornado that moved through portions of Leon County, where the state capital is located.

Other information such as the path, wind speed, width and length of the storm would be released later.