The National Weather Service has placed Flagler, St. Johns, Putnam and 14 other counties in north and northeast Florida under a tornado watch Sunday until 6 p.m.
The largest threat is tornadoes and damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, Owen said, noting that Walker County was under an enhanced threat area, as was most of the office's service area from the MS border to a line from Gadsden going south.
As of 9:12 a.m. this morning, the Red Flag Warning was in effect until 8 p.m. for gusty winds and low relative humidity.
The Long Beach, Miss., fire chief reports damage from a waterspout at the harbor, with two boats capsized, and debris around the area.
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Santee Electric Coop reported 180 customers without power in Williamsburg County. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states. Previous year the state saw its earliest tornadoes ever on March 6 when three twisters touched down near Bricelyn in Faribault County, Zimmerman in Sherburne County and Clarks Grove in Freeborn County. This tornado drill warning should last about one minute.
The watch will be issued at 1:00 pm and the warnings will be issued at 1:45 pm.
Unfortunately, the storms did not bring widespread rainfall.
"And it's Alabama and it's April, so we can't rule out the possibility of a tornado". "Everyone needs to remain weather alert". "It wasn't like these tornadoes where all you can see is the foundation of the house, but it was slow-going getting quotes, finding people to do it", he told 27 News. Check back for updates.