11 tornadoes reported across South as deadly storm causes power outages, major flooding

A powerful winter storm that roared out of New Mexico three days ago was pushing through New England on Saturday, leaving floods, twisters, heavy snow and power outages along its 1,500-mile path. At least five deaths were blamed on the fast-moving storm in Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. The storm, which generated at…

NWS confirms tornadoes touched down Saturday in Lake, Volusia counties

OKAHUMPKA, Fla. — The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that tornadoes touched down Saturday in Volusia and Lake counties. The tornado in Volusia County was a EF-1, while the twister in Lake County was an EF-0. Preliminary information from the National Weather Service Melbourne survey team said the tornado in Lake County occurred at approximately…

Tornado witnessed near Stuart Beach had wind speeds of only around 50 mph, meteorologist says

MARTIN COUNTY — The waterspout witnessed Tuesday afternoon just offshore of Stuart Beach moved onshore as a tornado and was on the ground for only two to three minutes before dissipating into a funnel cloud. The storm was first spotted as a waterspout around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, National Weather Service Melbourne Meteorologist Tony Cristaldi said.…

Mascotte church cleaning up after apparent tornado

MASCOTTE — Tuscanooga Baptist Church leaders are calling it a miracle. An apparent tornado ripped through Mascotte early Thursday morning, tearing the roof off of the church’s parsonage, where a beloved retired pastor and his wife were living. The couple, James and Mary Lou Madison, survived. Now, though they’re rattled, the Madison’s are safe and…

Possible tornado damages homes in central Florida community early Thursday

A tornado reportedly touched down early Thursday morning and damaged several homes in a community in Lake County, Florida, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. “It appears that around 5:40 a.m., a thunderstorm containing a possible tornado moved through Lake County about 4 miles to the northwest of the town of Mascotte,” said AccuWeather…

Tyndall Air Force Base coming back stronger despite tornado and hurricane damage

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – According to the National Weather Service, an EF1 tornado touched down at Tyndall Air Force base Saturday night, but officials say the damage was minor. Major Joost Verduyn, the Chief of Public Affairs for Tyndall Air Force Base said, “All in all, this event pales in comparison to the hurricane,…