Residents Report Funnel Cloud Over Molino; No Damage; No Problems

June 30, 2008


A funnel cloud was reported in the air in the Molino area about 2:10 Sunday afternoon near Crest Lane off Highway 29, but there was no real damage.

Witnesses told that they saw the rotation of a funnel cloud over the Crest Lane area near the end of Crest Place. They said it sounded almost the same as the February 17 tornado that destroyed several houses in their subdivision.

One resident’s ladders were tossed about their backyard. Trash cans were overturned and small lawn furniture was moved about. There were a few small limbs down around the area, but there was no major damage.

The Molino Volunteer Fire Department and the Escambia Sheriff’ Department responded to the area. They fire department returned to their station, where they continued to standby into the afternoon in case more severe weather developed.

There were no injuries reported. Power was still on in almost all of the Molino area following the funnel cloud report.

Pictured above: This small tree was broken over on Crest Land Sunday afternoon. Pictured below: A few dead tree limbs, like this one on Cedartown Road at Highway 95A were also down around the area. photos, click to enlarge.



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