CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – Tropical Storm Debby’s projected path is now prompting Florida tornado warnings today. The National Hurricane Center tells news that a tornado in Fernandina Beach, Florida was spotted Monday June 25, 2012 as Tropical Storm Debby 2012 continues its projected path northward. Officials tracked a tornado northwest of Fernandina Beach, Florida moments ago; weather reports are advising residents to take cover in the area promptly.
In a news statement Monday, the National Weather Service told news of a tornado warning for Glynn County, Georgia and neighboring areas. NWS tells news that at 8:37 AM EST Doppler Radar spotted a “severe thunderstorm it strong rotation”. At the same time, a “tornado was located near Kings Bay Base”.
Debby is currently moving northeast at 30 mph. Officials are warning residents in Jekyll Island, High Point to take caution. They are additionally warning residents northwest of Jacksonville Florida today, including Fernandina Beach to be on alert.
A tropical storm warning is effect still for residents east of the Alabama-Florida border, east to the Suwannee River. The same alert is also in place for people south of the River to Englewood, Florida, officials tell news.
Debby hasn’t moved much in the last few hours, officials warned news Monday. “Little movement is expect during the next couple of days.” However, “tropical storm conditions will condition over portions of the Florida Gulf Coast Today.” For the latest update, click HERE.
The National Hurricane reports to news that several possible tornadoes could form today June 25, 2012 across the eastern Florida Panhandle. Flash flood threats remain in place across Northern Florida and Southern Alabama as well.