Severe weather prompts state of emergency in 2 Florida counties

Parts of north Florida remained under a state of emergency Thursday morning after powerful storms caused severe damage to the area.  

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the Panhandle for both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  

No deaths have been reported, but three people are recovering from minor injuries.  Officials are still assessing the damage and emergency crews are still working to help those in need. 

"We've been told that so far we believe there's 70 plus homes that are damaged.  We have about 2700 homes without power," said Governor Scott while touring the damage Wednesday. 

The storm that hit Florida is the same system that claimed 6 lives in Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

 

 

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