Students enjoy day off as Taylor dodges severe weather threat

Despite early forecasts calling for winds in excess of 70 mph, golfball-sized hail and a chance for tornadoes, Taylor County was spared by the strong storm system which ultimately caused widespread damage through much of the Florida Panhandle.

“We had nothing,” Taylor County Emergency Management Director Steve Spradley said Wednesday after the system moved through the area unleashing wind gusts in excess of 30 mph throughout the county…but little else.

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