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Palm Coast Declares State of Emergency after EF1 Tornado

Posted by feww on December 17, 2013

Tornado destroys or damages up to 200 homes

An EF1 tornado destroyed or damaged up to 200 houses in Palm Coast, Flagler County, on the east coast of Florida, Saturday evening, prompting the Mayor to declare a state of local emergency on Monday.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said it “will continue its heavy law enforcement presence in the affected neighborhoods to protect citizens, homes and property, and to keep traffic flow moving in areas where there is still significant debris as residents and contractors are cleaning up and beginning repairs.”

“The National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon confirmed that a tornado touched down in the Indian Trails neighborhood Saturday night.  The 25-75 yard wide tornado was given a preliminary rating of strong EF1, with evidence of winds as high as 110 mph,” officials said.

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