National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado at Tyndall Air Force Base

National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado at Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall Air Force Base was badly damaged when Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle on October 10th.

TYNDALL AFB, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has confirmed a tornado touched down at Tyndall Air Force Base Saturday night.

The report said an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 90 mph "moved a car, broke car windows, tore a portion of a new roof off of barracks and flipped dumpsters and garbage cans on their sides."

An EF1 tornado is described as being weak in nature.

In a letter posted on Tyndall’s Facebook, Colonel Laidlaw said the damage will not impact ongoing missions at the base.
Original Story: According to Tyndall Air Force Base officials, Saturday’s severe weather brought more damage to the base.

Tyndall already sustained significant damage due to Hurricane Michael. Back in October, we learned about 99 percent of base housing and other facilities sustained some degree of damage.

According to Tyndall officials, around 6:30 Saturday night, an apparent tornado damaged buildings on base.

No injuries were reported, but they said structures and vehicles on base were damaged.

Emergency responders have reportedly conducted initial inspections of the affected buildings.

Officials said assessments of the damage will continue through the weekend.

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