Tornado Confirmed In Pensacola

A tornado hit Pensacola, Florida, on Tuesday (Feb. 23).

The National Weather Service confirmed the report late Tuesday night.

Meteorologist Steve Miller says the service has had many reports of property damage and people injured in storms Tuesday night.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that three buildings at an apartment complex were severely damaged and thousands in the region were without power.

Seventy more homes were also damaged by the twister.

Apartment resident Milan Smith told the newspaper two buildings lost their roofs.

“The upstairs walls were ripped off and you could see right into the kitchen,” he said.

Smith said he heard the storm approaching and ran to the bathroom.

The tornado was part of a large storm that moved through the region Tuesday.

At least seven tornadoes hit southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi.

At least three people have been killed — two in Louisiana and one in Mississippi.