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 from an apparent #tornado that struck south #Tallahassee. And @abc27 viewer sent us this photo from Tram Road near Merchants Row Blvd. #damage #FLwx #Florida #severeweather pic.twitter.com/nQfhELngzL— Channing Frampton (@Channing_TV) January 27, 2021
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.
Happy to report that TLH is open for service! Thank you for your patience as damage assessment was conducted after the severe weather. One runway remains closed while final debris removal & safety checks are performed. The other runway is open for air traffic during this time. pic.twitter.com/1wPNfJstao— Tallahassee International Airport (@TLHAirport) January 27, 2021
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.