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Tornado strikes Dog Island

A tornado packing a wind speed estimated at 95 mph struck Dog Island a little after midnight Saturday night, tearing off portions of a roof.

According to the National Weather Service, a 50-yard wide EF1 tornado traveled about 2.6 miles at about 12:26 a.m. Sunday morning.

The NWS reported that in addition to the roof being partially torn off, there was significant damage to the porch. In addition, damage to trees and power lines occurred. with Duke Energy reporting 97 customers without power on the island. No injuries were reported.

An EF (Enhanced Fujita Scale) 1 tornado carries winds of between 86 and 110 mph.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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