NWS: Tornado touched down in Crestview

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Debris lies scattered from a brief tornado early Nov. 6 at the Okaloosa County Institutional work camp. (Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office)

HOLT, Fla., Nov. 6, 2018–The National Weather Service determined a tornado caused the damage at an Okaloosa correctional facility just after midnight last night.

Based on pictures from emergency management and an analysis of radar data, the Storm Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined the damage at the Okaloosa Correctional Institution work camp was likely caused by a brief EF-0 tornado around 12:15 a.m.

The tornado damaged the chow hall building and outer perimeter fence on Colonel Greg Malloy Road.

No one was injured during the event.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted with outer security while inmates were transported to another facility, according to a release.

Crestview’s tornado was one of nine throughout the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas areas reported Monday.

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