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Taylor County, FL

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
9/24/1956 700 pm F2 5 33 0 0 $250,000 G, SD, SPC

Moved NNE at Eridu. One home was destroyed and several more were damaged by this Hurricane Flossy-spawned tornado. It destroyed a tobacco barn and threw two cars from the road.

9/30/1957 145 pm F2 0.1 10 0 0 $300 G, SD, SPC

A waterspout moved to the NE, coming ashore near Keaton Beach. Three homes were unroofed and one of them lost two walls.

6/6/1964 1050 am F1 4.7 150 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
5/19/1969 425 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
10/27/1972 350 pm F2 3.4 50 0 1 $250,000 G, SD, SPC

Moved S from Keaton Beach to Cedar Island. A dozen homes were unroofed or otherwise destroyed. Six of them, on "Dark Island," were "knocked over." Two cars and six boats were also destroyed. A grocery store and an apiary business were damaged, 29m WNW of Cross City.

5/12/1974 230 am F1 5 20 0 3 $25,000 SD, SPC
3/18/1975 700 pm F1 0.2 10 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
5/16/1976 630 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
10/2/1994 344 pm F1 2 150 0 2 $50,000 SD, SPC

A tornado blew down trees and heavily damaged a mobile home. A family took refuge under a mattress but one child was severely injured.

10/2/1994 550 pm F0 0.5 100 0 0 $500 SD, SPC
10/28/2003 330 pm F1 6.5 50 0 0 $100,000 SD, SPC

A weak tornado touched down near Carlton Cemetery Road, just south of the Perry-Foley Airport where a barn was heavily damaged. Intermittent damage occurred throughout neighborhoods along Foley Cut-Off Road which were littered by uprooted trees and downed power lines. Several homes sustained minor damage. One mobile was damaged by a fallen live oak tree. The tornado dissipated just northeast of County Road 356 and Faulkner Road. Reported by the Taylor County EMA.

9/16/2004 850 am F0 0.2 50 0 0 $50,000 SD, SPC

A waterspout moved onshore and caused minor damage to several homes, as well as downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Taylor County EMA.

3/7/2008 836 am EF2 0.4 200 0 2 $500,000 SD, SPC

A waterspout came ashore as a tornado at Keaton Beach. Damage began along Keaton Beach Drive, just south of Beach Road, and continued east to Marina Drive where most of the significant damage occurred. Sporadic tree and power line damage was observed near Marina Drive. Fifteen homes between Marina Drive and Keaton Beach Drive sustained minor to moderate roof damage. Several decks on these homes failed. One home was destroyed when it was blown off its foundation and tossed into the road. Two injuries were reported. A few small boats were lofted into the air, with one boat moved over 100 feet. The tornado quickly lifted over an open area east of Marina Drive.

4/28/2008 1206 pm EF0 0.3 30 0 0 $75,000 SD, SPC

A waterspout developed just offshore of Dekle Beach and came ashore as an EF0 tornado. The tornado, which lasted a few minutes, caused major roof damage to three homes. Several other homes sustained minor damage to porches, screens and windows from wind-borne debris. The damage path included Dekle Beach, Palmetto and Mexico Roads. Power was knocked out at Dekle Beach.

12/20/2012 542 pm EF0 0.01 10 0 0 0 SD, SPC

The Perry police reported a brief tornado touchdown near the police station. No damage occurred. A strong upper level trough and cold front moved through the area. There was sufficient instability and shear for a few strong to severe thunderstorms across the area.


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