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Four tornadoes confirmed in South Sunday, including a destructive tornado on Fort Walton Beach



  Thunderstorms, Flooding Threat to the Southern East Coast
  • Tornados were confirmed on Sunday in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama.
  • A waterspout was seen ashore along Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
  • The reported distortions in Louisiana and Alabama have left damage.
  • An EF1 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service at Galliano, Louisiana.

Four tornadoes were confirmed near Gulf Coast Sunday, causing damage from southeastern Louisiana to southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle

EF0 tornadoes were confirmed by National Weather Service of Baldwin County, Alabama, and five were injured Sheriff Hoss Mack told WALA-TV.

The first of these tornadoes threw five campers at Anchors Aweigh RV Park in the town of Foley 48 miles southeast of Mobile

Just 10 minutes later, another EF0 tornado landed near the town of Elberta, but led uprooted trees only minor damage to some houses. On late Sunday afternoon, on Okaloosa a waterslip thundered Iceland and Fort Walton Beach, Florida, about 140 miles west of Tallahassee, severely damaging at least one house, downing trees and power lines and damaged vehicles [19659011]

Ther There were no reports of injuries in Okaloosa County due to this tornado.

An apparent tornado also threw trees on houses in Ft. Rucker, Alabama, caused the army to temporarily block the southeastern Alabama base for all but those living and working on base about 80 miles north of Panama City, Florida. No injuries were reported.

In Crenshaw County, Alabama, south of Montgomery, several trees were reported on houses and blocked highways by another obvious tornado Sunday afternoon, with no injuries, said County Emergency Management WSFA-TV.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, plans to investigate claims from southern Barbour and southern Montgomery counties.

On Sunday morning, the roofs of several homes were damaged and cars were thrown by an EF1 Twister in Galliano, Louisiana, about 72 miles from New Orleans to the National Weather Service. No injuries were reported.

Power lines were also knocked down by the storm. More than 800 were out of power on Sunday night in Lafourche County as the utility company Entergy reported.

"The risk of some heavy storms will target the southeast of the country on Monday," said meteorologist Brian Donegan. "Harmful wind gusts and big hail are the main threats, although an isolated short tornado is possible."


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