NWS confirms tornado near Tallahassee

NWS confirms tornado near Tallahassee
The National Weather Service Office in Tallahassee says it will do a damage survey Wednesday in the southern side of the city after a tornado hit earlier. (Source: Monica Casey - WCTV)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV/WWSB) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado sighting about nine miles east of Florida A&M University. There are also reported debris near Tallahassee Community College, and damage has been reported at the Tallahassee International Airport, according to NWS.

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There are reported power outages across the city. The outage reporting system is back online.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a fatal crash and water on the roadway caused a portion of I-10 east at mile marker 199 to close. Troopers were sent to the area around noon.

The Tallahassee International Airport says the severe weather has caused it to close temporarily for damage assessment.

The National Weather Service Office in Tallahassee says it will do a damage survey Wednesday

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