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Small plane damaged after tornado reported near Tallahassee

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 16:29:01-05

The National Weather Service reports a radar-confirmed tornado touched down near Tallahassee International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

At 11:57 a.m., the tornado was located 9 miles from FAMU just northeast from Woodville, moving east at 55 mph, ABC affiliate WTXL says.

Damage has been reported near the airport and across the Southwood community.

The NWS says its radar for Leon County has been damaged in the severe weather.

The Tallahassee International Airport temporarily closed as they assessed damage from severe weather. Currently, no injuries have been reported.

So far, the city reports that one small plane and one hangar sustained damage in the severe weather.

The city said a few thousand customers were without power.

There was also reported damage in the city’s Southwood community, home to several state offices, as well as scattered neighborhoods south of downtown.