- Hurricane Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday morning, but tornadoes have been sighted in Georgia and Florida.
- Hurricane Michael caused flooding and severe damage across Florida, Alabama, and south Georgia on Wednesday.
- The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch to let people know if their counties are under threat of tornadoes.
Tornadoes ripped across counties in Florida and Georgia on Thursday, adding danger to the carnage left by Hurricane Michael.
Associated Press reported several tornadoes have been spotted by local news channels – including in Clay and Sarasota counties in Florida, and Fort Stewart, Georgia, on Wednesday.
Damon Powers filmed this tornado from Sarasota, Florida, on Wednesday:
FLORIDA WATERSPOUT – Whoa! Check out this video from Wed. late afternoon of a waterspout that appears to have come ashore as a tornado by Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL. The tornado threat continues into the overnight for parts of the southeast. #flwx #HurricaneMichael @NWSTampaBay pic.twitter.com/UyCgizXAeB
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 11, 2018
The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch across some central counties in Georgia, an update on Wednesday said.
In South Carolina, Chesterfield, Cherokee, York, and Lancaster counties are under tornado watch as of 6 a.m. on Thursday.
Brian Monahan, a Meteorologist with WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, tweeted on Wednesday there was a “threat of isolated brief tornadoes.”
— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) October 10, 2018
President Donald Trump described Hurricane Michael on Wednesday: “It’s like a big tornado, a massive tornado.”
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