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Severe weather cut through Jones County


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Tuesday night two storms producing large amounts of wind hit Jones County. Warning coordinator meteorologist Mike Castillo assessed the damage.

“Preliminary we think it was a tornado,” Castillo said.

Even though Castillo believes a tornado cased the damage to the residence he was surveying he said there are several things he has to consider before he rules out straight-lined winds.

“We look at the direction of the winds, we look at debris, and the amount of force it took to move the structure,” Castillo explained.

According to Castillo the force of wind had to be strong to cause the amount of damage he was able to see at first glance.

“Just looking at the way the damage and debris moved in that direction, it looks like it would’ve taken something to life the structure from the concrete blocks,” Castillo said.

The meteorologist will continue to do surveys to determine the path of the two storms. According to the meteorologist the amount of damage caused by the storms are not yet known.

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