Possible Tornado in FL and MN on 9/20/07- Tropical Disturbance 93L

We received state of FL emergency alerts throughout the evening as high winds and tornado warnings went up in various FL counties as a result of the soon to be expected tropical storm passing through FL yesterday and today.

We are gathering damage assessment reports now on the storms. Thus far, Eustis, FL in Lake County FL is the area suffering the largest amount of property damage. Fox news is reporting only 50 homes damaged with 20 of those being uninhabitable. This will definitely not bring in the need for storm troopers. Many carriers such as State Farm and Liberty Mutual  have regional offices in the area in Orlando and Winterhaven,FL. The great news is there are no fatalities. Here is a link to an article coming from their local news.

There was also a possible tornado and definite storm damage in MN in many counties. Here is an article that summarizes the damage and also indicates they had large hail. Unfortunately, there has been 1 fatality with a 13 year old boy in this storm. Without reading more reports at this time, it is hard to assess what the need may be for independent adjusters but we will update this blog entry throughout the day as more becomes known.

You can continue to watch Florida tornado warnings throughout the day using this link here to state alerts for reports and of course following the NOAA storm reports for today and yesterday by using this link here to storm reports which is constantly updated.  The reports for 9/20/07 in this link do show hail in MN on 9/20 and wind damage reports from several FL counties. The FL county reports are already reporting many tropical storm alerts posted for panhandle counties for  subtropical storm depression ten. The first advisory was posted at 10am CDT.

Note that the Mineral Management Service website is reporting oil rigs and gas platforms in the Gulf are already undergoing evacuations in preparation for 93L possibly turning into a Tropical storm in the next few hours and Fox news is reporting possible tropical storm status or hurricane status later today on 93L currently being investigated. Here is a link to the top story on the Mineral Management website.

I sure hope we don’t lose power here later tonight in the panhandle! I’ll update this today if there are significant updates on damage assessment information from the 2 storms and to 93L warnings and progress today.

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One Response to Possible Tornado in FL and MN on 9/20/07- Tropical Disturbance 93L

  1. Dimechimes says:

    Thanks to Linda Goodson for providing this link with many video clips of the damage in the FL storm:

    http://www.wftv.com/news/14170212/detail.html

    Our news here in Destin, FL is also reporting landfall within 2 hours. Here is a copy of our latest storm alert saying the storm is projected to make landfall between Ft Walton and Pensacola (thank God it’s not another Hurricane Ivan or Dennis like in 04/05):

    /O.CON.KMOB.TI.W.0001.000000T0000Z-070923T0200Z/ UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN- INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA- COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-STONE-GEORGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…PRICHARD…SARALAND…BAY MINETTE… TILLMANS CORNER…THEODORE…DAPHNE…FAIRHOPE…FOLEY… SPANISH FORT…CENTURY…FLOMATON…MOLINO…PENSACOLA… FERRY PASS…BRENT…WEST PENSACOLA…BELLVIEW…ENSLEY… MYRTLE GROVE…JAY…PACE…MILTON…GULF BREEZE…CRESTVIEW… WRIGHT…FORT WALTON BEACH…NICEVILLE…DESTIN…SEMINOLE… EGLIN AFB…VALPARAISO…WIGGINS…LUCEDALE 443 PM CDT FRI SEP 21 2007

    …INLAND TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT SATURDAY…

    TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN WILL CONTINUE MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH…MAKING LANDFALL ALONG THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE COAST BETWEEN FORT WALTON BEACH AND PENSACOLA BEACH THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS OVER THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS REACHING NEAR OR JUST ABOVE TROPICAL STORM FORCE OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH. THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTIES AFTER MIDNIGHT…AND ACROSS STONE AND GEORGE COUNTIES IN MISSISSIPPI EARLY ON SATURDAY…BUT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS STRONG.

    TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS COULD CAUSE SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES… FALLEN TREES…MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE…AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

    *******
    We’re worried about a tornado vs the strength of this storm this evening.

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