Tornadoes hit FL, GA

Officials are assessing damages after tornadoes ripped through the Florida Panhandle and Georgia Monday afternoon.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | December 6, 2005


Officials are assessing damages after tornadoes ripped through the Florida Panhandle and Georgia Monday afternoon.

The Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) reports that as many as 30 homes suffered some sort of damage when the twister moved through parts of Wakulla, Leon, Worth, Liberty and Jefferson counties Monday.

Mike Stone, spokesperson for FDEM, said Wakulla County authorities reported nine homes with major damage so far. The final tally of home damages should come in late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

No deaths or major injuries have been reported. Much of the tornado's path was within the Apalachicola National Forest, but some rural communities saw damage.

A tornado also touched down in the southern Georgia town of Sylvester Monday afternoon. Reports say the tornado blew out windows, downed trees, and knocked down power lines and utility poles in the downtown area. The tornado also damaged a jail in the area.


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