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Washington County, FL

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
1/18/1936 700 pm F3 15 100 7 25 $25,000 G

Moved NE from south of Vernon to north and NE of Wausau. Six homes were destroyed, and eight were destroyed near Wausau. Six people were killed when a farm house was "obliterated" south of Vernon. It took many hours to find the bodies. One person died in a home north of Wausau.

1/1/1942 1230 pm F2 10 50 0 5 n/a G

Moved ENE from Ebro to Greenhead. Six buildings were destroyed.

11/11/1947 400 am F2 n/a n/a 0 8 $25,000 G

Over a dozen homes were unroofed or torn apart at Ebro.

12/10/1967 700 am F2 10 300 0 0 $25,000 G, SD

Moved NE from the Caryville-Bonifay area to near Chipley. Two homes were destroyed 4m W of Bonifay.

1/15/1971 1105 am F0 0.3 17 0 0 $300 SD, SPC
1/12/1975 1015 am F1 21 50 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
1/12/1975 1045 am F1 32 50 0 12 $2,500 G, SD, SPC

A barn was destroyed and a house was unroofed at Orange Hill, NE of Wausau.

9/23/1975 830 am F1 0.1 30 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
3/21/1976 620 am F0 6.2 20 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
10/31/1985 1030 am F0 3 10 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
11/17/1987 402 am F1 1 30 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
11/8/1989 430 am F1 0.2 10 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
12/12/1989 1015 am F1 6 50 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
1/23/1992 1210 am F0 0.7 20 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
4/26/1993 530 am F1 5 75 0 0 $500,000 SD, SPC

High winds and a tornado that touched down several times along a 5-mile path damaged several homes, a church, several barns and boats, overturned a parked 35,000 pound tractor trailer, and uprooted many large trees.

6/25/1994 730 am F0 0.1 10 0 0 $5,000 SD, SPC

A roof was blown off of a house and numerous trees, and power lines were blown down in Orange Hill area.

11/11/1995 932 am F1 0.1 20 0 0 $20,000 SD, SPC

A tornado damaged a dairy.

1/15/1997 1112 pm F1 0.2 50 0 3 $30,000 SD, SPC

A tornado destroyed a mobile home injuring 3 people.

1/15/1997 1114 pm F1 0.2 50 0 0 $50,000 SD, SPC

A tornado damaged four homes.

10/26/1997 730 am F1 1 125 0 0 $350,000 SD, SPC

An F1 tornado touched down five miles southeast of Vernon near Greenhead on Highway 279. Three barns, a pickup truck and a doublewide trailer were destroyed. Two homes sustained roof damage. Numerous trees were uprooted.

10/26/1997 800 am F1 2 100 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC

Two F1 tornadoes were reported along Highway 277 near Vernon. Several homes suffered considerable roof damage. A mobile home was damaged between Vernon and Wausau on Highway 79.

2/13/2000 815 pm F1 1 50 0 0 $300,000 SD, SPC

A tornado struck the Rolling Pines area. One home and two farm buildings were destroyed. One shed was damaged. Reported by the Washington County EMA.

2/13/2000 818 pm F1 1 50 0 0 $750,000 SD, SPC

A tornado struck the south and east edge of Porter Lake. Two mobile homes were destroyed and a pleasure boat capsized. Numerous utility sheds and decks were destroyed. Three small boats were blown into a nearby wooded area. Reported by the Washington County EMA.

3/15/2001 330 am F2 7 350 1 21 $1,500,000 SD, SPC

An F2 tornado touched down in the Sunny Hills subdivision near Gin Lake in southeast Washington County, and raced northeast into southwest Jackson County. The tornado struck the Country Oaks, Buckhorn Creek, and Highview Acres communities. The hardest hit area was Highview Acres where 20 homes were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his mobile home was destroyed. Twenty-one people were injured. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and debris scattered over several miles along the tornado's path. Numerous downed power lines affected 4,500 customers. Reported by the Washington County EMA.

10/13/2001 1000 pm F1 2.7 100 0 0 $300,000 SD, SPC

An F1 tornado touched down just south of Gilberts Mill and produced a damage path across Gilberts Mill Road, Highpocket Lane and Stewart Road, before it lifted a half-mile north of Stewart Road. The tornado destroyed a few barns, a pump house, and a mobile home, and damaged a few homes, barns, a church and a business. It also uprooted several trees and downed a few power lines. Stewart Road was closed due to debris and trees. Reported by the Washington County EMA.

2/16/2003 430 am F0 0.2 75 0 0 $100,000 SD, SPC

A tornado briefly touched down and damaged several homes. Most of the damage was to siding, windows, and roofs. Trees and power lines down. Reported by Washington County 911.

9/15/2004 637 pm F0 12 75 0 0 $50,000 SD, SPC

A tornado caused minor damage to several homes, and downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Washington County EMA.

11/2/2015 1054 am EF1 6.20 50 0 0 $75,000 SD

The tornado touched down around Deltona Blvd and Peak Drive, downing a tree and a power line. It tracked northeast to near Washington Blvd and Syfrett Road where the most significant damage occurred. At this location, a tree was uprooted, a portion of a metal roof on a barn was torn off , a garage door was ripped off and caused a hole in the roof of a house , and a greenhouse was destroyed. The tornado continued moving northeast, downing a tree on Highview Circle and quickly lifted thereafter. The tornado was rated EF1 with max winds around 90 mph. It also exhibited a tornadic debris signature on dual-pol radar. Damage cost was estimated.

*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, 1950-2016: Storm Data. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.
SPC - Storm Prediction Center Database