JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Weather Service says that an EF-2 tornado touched down near Marianna Thursday as strong storms rolled through Florida and Georgia.
According to officials, the tornado touched down in southwest Jackson County, just south of Marianna. No other information has been released about the tornado's track.
Right now, the NWS says that the tornado has been assigned an EF-2 rating. That means that the tornado was a strong twister that caused significant damage, bringing with it wind speeds of up to 135 mph.
⚠️Preliminary tornado ratings assigned to several tornadoes in the FL Panhandle.— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) April 24, 2020
Please view the information below. Tornadoes that occurred in Defuniak Springs, Panama City, Panama City Beach, northern Washington county, SW Jackson county, have been given preliminary ratings. pic.twitter.com/oTAZfgOQDw
Officials expect to release additional information in the coming dats as tornado paths and damage points are analyzed through surveying and other means.