There are probable tornadoes that will launch debris into the sky Friday

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Severe weather swept through the Big Bend of Florida and South Georgia Friday morning.
A squall line containing wind gusts of 60+ mph, small hail, and heavy downpours moved into the western reaches of the Big Bend and South Georgia just before sunrise.
As depicted below, debris was being lofted very high into the sky, which is indicative of a tornado on the ground.
On the campus of Florida A&M in Tallahassee, a destructive wind gust of 84mph was recorded.
Government offices across the region also announced closures and crews across the Big Bend are working to restore power to thousands and reopen roads.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – On Friday morning, severe weather moved across South Georgia and the Florida Big Bend.

Just before dawn, a squall line that brought with it 60+ mph wind gusts, small hail, and torrential rains moved into South Georgia and the western parts of the Big Bend. Along the line’s leading edge, multiple tornado warnings were sent out.

The radar showed the possibility of three tornadoes as the line moved toward the eastern parts of Gadsden County and then Leon County in Florida. They were traveling into Leon County in a southeasterly direction. Debris was being lifted very high into the sky, as seen below, which is suggestive of a tornado on the ground.

A 65 mph wind gust from a thunderstorm was recorded at Tallahassee Airport. An 84 mph destructive wind gust was recorded on the Florida A&M campus in Tallahassee.

To ascertain what was harmed by tornadoes and what was damaged by straight-line winds, National Weather Service crews will undertake damage surveys.

The capital city and its environs were completely destroyed by the storms. According to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, a woman died when a tree fell onto a house during a storm, not long after the worst of the severe weather had passed through the area.

Amid the waves of rain and wind on Friday, schools throughout the region canceled classes. Closures have also been announced by government offices throughout the region, and workers in the Big Bend are trying to reopen roads and restore power to thousands of people.

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