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23aprAll DayDeFuniak Springs (Walton/Holmes Counties, FL)

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Start Time: 3:10 pm CDT 

End Time: 3:20 pm CDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph

Path length: 10.26 miles

Width:  100 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Walton, Holmes

State:  Florida

Start Lat/Lon: 30.7047 / -86.1396

End Lat/Lon: 30.7126 / -85.9674


Tree damage was first noted along Bob Sikes Rd. just west of Hwy 331.  The tornado then crossed Hwy 331 knocking down a few business signs and trees as well as blowing in four windows of a series of businesses at a strip mall. A large retail business also had part of it’s roof peeled back and a couple HVAC units blown off.The tornado continued east northeast with points surveyed along Bay Ave southeast of DeFuniak Springs as well as County Rd 183 south of Argyle. Trees and large limbs were downed at both locations. The location south of Argyle was the last portion of the track able to be surveyed as the track then went into inaccessible portions of Holmes County south of HWY 90.  Radar was used to extend the track a few more miles into Holmes county. The tornado lifted before reaching Ponce De Leon or Highway 81.


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Damage Assessment Toolkit


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