3 In just over an hour -- a news conference will be held in Palm Coast - regarding the tornado that ripped through over the weekend. FEMA will be going through the neighborhoods affected - to further document the damage. Channel 4's Erica Rakow is COVERING FLAGLER COUNTY this morning - she joins us LIVE from Bayside Drive - one of the hardest-hit areas ... 3 THERE'S A FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TASK FORCE THAT WILL VISIT EVERY HOUSE DAMAGED BY THE TORNADO THAT CAME THROUGH ON SATURDAY.THIS WILL HELP THE COMMUNITY QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL HELP WITH RECOVERY AND REBUILDING. 3 00-1011-17IT WAS A STRONG E-F1 TORNADO THAT CUT ACROSS THE CITY OF PALM COAST SATURDAY NIGHT.. DAMAGING OR DESTROYING AT LEAST 170 HOMES.Mike Beadle/PALM COAST FIRE DEPT 00:11--00:22 "People say it never happens here. We now live in it and it doesn't happen in Palm Coast. It did happen here. We've got to get ready for the future and just make people aware of what is going on." THE CITY HAS BEEN IN A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY SINCE MONDAY .. WITH THE VALUE OF THE DAMAGE ESTIMATED TO BE MORE THAN FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. WHEN THE TORNADO HIT, THE PALM COAST FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ON SCENE WITHIN FOUR MINUTES.. AND FIREFIGHTERS AND SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES WERE ON THE GROUND HELPING PEOPLE.Mike Beadle/PALM COAST FIRE DEPT 54:53--54:04 "We had emergency crews on standby and ready to come in from Flagler County, Bunnell, and the city of Flagler Beach as well, all of our surrounding municipalities. Then we just took our time going house to house and answering calls as they were coming in." NOW, THE CITY WILL GET SOME HELP FROM FEMA.THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL ASSESSMENT TASK FORCE WILL DO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS. THEIR DOCUMENTATIO N WILL BE USED TO HELP THE CITY QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO HELP WITH RECOVERY AND REBUILDING. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HOME AT THE TIME OF THE VISITS. 3 AHEAD OF TODAY'S ASSESSMENT - THE CITY IS ASKING ALL PROPERTY OWNERS TO INSPECT THEIR HOMES FOR DAMAGE ... EVEN IF IT'S MINOR. YOU CAN CALL AND REPORT IT TO THE CITY AT 386-986-2360.WE HAVE THAT NUMBER POSTED ON NEWS4JAX.COM. WE'LL ALSO BE HERE FOR THE 9:30 NEWS CONFERENCE AND BRING YOU UPDATES AT NOON AND ONLINE.