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National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes touched down in Madison

One also touched down in Jefferson
Posted at 5:39 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 17:51:22-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Weather Service confirms that three tornadoes touched down in Madison County on March 31.

The first tornado, an EF-1, traveled just over nine miles across Lamont in Jefferson County to nearby Madison County. Initial damage was noted in far eastern Jefferson County and continued northeast into Madison County, eventually crossing U.S. 19.

The second was also an EF-1 tornado and crossed onto Sundown Road in Greenville, then went onto I-10. They say that tornado snapped and uprooted "hundreds" of trees and traveled along Highway 306A after traveling the ground for 11 miles.

Estimated peak winds of the first two tornadoes reached 90 mph.

NWS says the third was a brief EF-0 tornado that blew in the roof of an unidentified business in southeastern Madison County, causing significant water damage inside the business.

Estimated peak wins reached at least 75 mph.

This is a developing story.