Hurricane Maria Tornado Outbreak
Date of tornado outbreak: August 3, 2023
Duration1: 2 Days
Maximum rated tornado2: EF5 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 178
Damages: $300 Million
Fatalities: 63
Areas affected: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale

The Hurricane Maria Tornado Outbreak was the most destructive caused by an Atlantic tropical cyclone. It produced an EF5 tornado, the first one ever from a Tropical Cyclone. This outbreak also had the most for a Tropical Cyclone.

Notable TornadoesEdit

Hurricane Maria made landfall near Apalachicola, Florida as a Category 4 Hurricane, causing significant damage.

Tallahassee EF5Edit

As Maria's extremely strong rain bands came in, a mini supercell spawned. This supercell became large, and a tornado warning was issued for the Tallahassee area. A tornado was reported to have touched down at 1:36 PM CDT, just southwest of Tallahassee, and was moving northeast. The torando exploded in strength, and began to uproot trees, and throw branches like twigs, and some landed on houses.


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