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Possible Tornado Touches Down in Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, FL -- Another round of heavy rain has left dozens of Jackson County roads under water. The Jackson County Emergency Management reports more than 64 roads are closed after storms moved through the area on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The Jackson County Road and Bridge Department has asked for 200 barricades to block off closed, submerged or damaged roads. EMA officials estimate Jackson County is facing more than $14 million in damages from storms this spring.

A Jackson County EMA official tells WTVY the county plans to ask FEMA for assistance with repairs. If Jackson County is granted aid, FEMA would pay 75 percent of the repair costs, with the state chipping in 12.5 percent, leaving the county 12.5 to pay on it's own.

There are also reports of tornado damage in Jackson County, with trees down in several areas.


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