Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Over 40 Florida Homes Damaged By Tornado: VIDEO



EDGEWATER, Florida --  At least 40 homes in Terra Mar Village just south of Edgewater, Florida in Volusia County sustained damage late Monday afternoon following an unconfirmed report of a tornado touchdown.  The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says the only reports of injuries are two people who sustained minor scratches that didn’t require medical attention.  

The initial call about the possible tornado came into the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s Communications Center from a resident in the community of manufactured homes at 5:30 p.m.  Early reports from the community include numerous roofs blown off residences, trees and power lines down and debris along roadways.  The community clubhouse also was damaged, and power is out in the neighborhood. 

Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies assisted fire officials from Volusia County, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach with search and rescue efforts, as they went house-to-house checking for any injured or trapped residents.  Access to much of the community had been blocked off as a precaution.

There also are reports of numerous trees down and two homes damaged at the nearby Jones Fish Camp.  There are no reports of injuries there.

Other calls received in Volusia County during last night's storm event included a handful of reports of trees and power lines down, blown transformers (East Hancock Drive in Deltona and West International Speedway Boulevard/Fentress Boulevard in Daytona Beach) and traffic lights out (North Stone Street/West International Speedway Boulevard in DeLand and North US Highway 1/Wilmette Avenue, Ormond Beach).




VIDEO: YouTube/Drew Cavanaugh