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St. George Island Escapes With Minor Damage From Tornado

MGN Online

Despite some minor damage, Franklin County officials say the area is doing well after a tornado hit St. George Island Tuesday.

Tress Dameron is the coordinator for the Franklin County’s Emergency Management. She says so far, a few roofs on St. George Island sustained some minor damage from the tornado.

“It only affected about four houses, and they were rental properties,” she said. “So, the rental agency is taking care of that. We’re monitoring the weather. We’re keeping people informed. But, as of right now, we seem to be doing pretty well.”

As it’s the beginning of Hurricane season, Dameron says area residents are still encouraged to prepare and have a plan.

“Just being prepared and monitoring the weather, and ensuring their safety,” she added. “When there are red flags or rip currents, don’t get out in the water.”

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.