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Wakulla County, FL

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
4/25/1964 345 pm F2 0.5 10 0 2 $250,000 SD, SPC
3/21/1974 1025 am F1 4.3 33 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
1/8/1975 144 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
5/11/1976 300 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 $300 SD, SPC
4/23/1983 350 am F1 8 40 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
12/28/1983 230 am F1 1 30 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
6/8/1989 630 pm F1 1 30 0 1 $25,000 SD, SPC
6/10/1989 1021 am F0 0.2 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
10/29/1993 100 am F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

A waterspout touched down in the Ochlocknee River and moved ashore ripping the roof off a vacation home and damaging a screen porch.

11/11/1995 310 pm F0 0.1 20 0 0 $10,000 SD, SPC

Sheriff's office and storm spotter reprted a tornado that overturned a mobile home and damaged some sheds.

9/22/2000 745 am F0 0.3 30 0 0 $5,000 SD, SPC

A brief F0 tornado touched down and uprooted some trees and power lines. Reported by the Wakulla County EMA.

9/22/2000 855 am F1 1.9 65 0 0 $175,000 SD, SPC

An F1 tornado touched down just west of U.S. Highway 319 and a few miles north of State Road 267, near the Buck Miller Road area of Riversink. One mobile home was destroyed. The tornado then skipped over to Dillan road and destroyed several mobile homes which were demolished by fallen trees. Numerous trees and power lines were down. Reported by the Wakulla County EMA.

12/5/2005 110 pm F1 4 100 0 0 $1,300,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down just northwest of Crawfordville in the Arran Road area, then traveled northeast across Wakulla Arran Road and the Fox Hollow subdivision, Ivan Church Road, Evergreen Acres, Emerald Acres, to Harry Morrison Road and Elizabeth Street before lifting. Of the 33 structures affected, 26 homes were damaged, two were destroyed, the Ivan Assembly of God Church was damaged, and four businesses along U.S. Highway 319 were damaged. There were several reports of downed trees and power lines. Damage survey provided by a NWS Tallahassee meteorologist, with additional reports by the Wakulla County EMA and Sheriff.

4/22/2006 421 pm F0 4 50 0 0 $10,000 SD, SPC

A weak tornado touched down near Whiddon Lake, then crossed U.S. Highway 319 and up the middle of Lonnie Raker Lane. It skipped across and caused minor structural damage on Old Bethel Road. There were numerous downed trees along its intermittent path. Reported by the Wakulla Country EMA.

7/29/2012 540 pm EF1 2.49 100 0 0 $50,000 SD, SPC

The damage path from this tornado was not continuous from where the tornado first touched down along Forest Road 313. The tornado skipped along the path causing an inconsistent damage path. The bulk of the damage caused by this tornado was in the EF0 range. However, the most significant damage occurred along Stokely Road near the intersection of David Kinsey Road. Damage in and near this location was consistent with EF1. Two homes reported damage as a result of fallen trees. Damage to these homes was estimated from moderate to major. Numerous power lines were down and residents reported power outages lasting longer than seven hours.

*Sources

G - Grazulis, T. P., 1993: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.  A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films, Tornado Project, St. Johsnbury, VT.
SD - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1950-2009: Storm Data. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.
SPC - Storm Prediction Center Database