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EF-2 tornado confirmed to have touched down in Jackson County

Posted at 4:27 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 16:29:10-04

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.

Officials expect to release additional information in the coming dats as tornado paths and damage points are analyzed through surveying and other means.