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Communities begin to recover after severe weather Thursday

NWS confirmed tornadoes in Liberty, Gadsden Thomas counties
Posted at 12:49 PM, Apr 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-30 17:00:10-04

(WTXL) — Communities in Liberty, Leon and Thomas counties begin to clean up after severe weather strikes the region.

Click here to view a photo gallery of damage in the Killearn Lakes community of northern Leon County.

The American Red Cross is providing assistance to those who were impacted by the severe weather in Liberty County Thursday.

The Hosford Telogia Volunteer Fire Department is handing out tarps.

You can pick them up on the South Side of the fire station.

The American Red Cross noted those in affected communities may reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that an EF2 tornado with winds of 125 miles per hour touched down in Liberty County in Hosford.

Two EF1 tornadoes impacted Thomas County, while an EF0 tornado touched down in Gadsden County near Havana.

The NWS confirmed that straight line winds were the cause of damage Thursday in northern Leon County.