“Possible Tornado” – Strong Storms Rock Florida Panhandle Saturday Morning

“Possible Tornado” – Strong Storms Rock Florida Panhandle Saturday Morning

A severe storm swept across Southern states early Saturday, destroying buildings in the Florida Panhandle and pelting areas with large hail, reported Associated Press News.

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Multiple building structures from Pensacola to Panama City Beach, Florida, were leveled by a possible tornado. 

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. -AP

In one video, two men in Pensacola beach early this morning held shut automatic sliding door as the severe storm whipped by. 

A building structure in Pensacola had its roof ripped off. 

Baseball size hail pelted areas along the Gulf Coast. 

Panama City Beach government tweeted devastating pictures of local businesses leveled. 

“These are pictures shared with us after this morning’s storms. Damage in Panama City Beach & Lynn Haven. @Whitleyweather says wind gusts up to 70 mph were recorded,” tweeted WMBB News 13’s Erin Morgan. 

WMBB’s Lauren Hope tweeted a video of a convenience store completely ripped to shreds. 

WMBB’s Anna Hoffman tweeted:

“There is severe damage on the beach after a possible tornado earlier this morning. We have a team out to check out more of the damage across the county and we will continue to update you throughout the day.” 

The National Weather Service has not confirmed if a tornado caused this morning’s damage across the Florida Panhandle.

Tyler Durden
Sat, 04/10/2021 – 14:55

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