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Tornadoes Rip Through Florida, Many Deaths

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posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 09:24 AM
Strong tornadoes hit north and central Florida this morning, causing at least 14 deaths. The death toll is expected to rise, since authories haven't yet been able to get to all affected areas. Lake County may have been the hardest hit area.
ORLANDO - At least 14 people died and many others were injured as a vicious swarm of thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through Central and Northeast Florida this morning, attacking under cover of darkness and persisting deep into the day, authorities said.

Tornadoes or apparent tornadoes were reported near Frostproof in Polk County, near Wildwood in Sumter County, near Weirsdale in Marion County and in rural Lake County.

Christopher Patton, a spokesman for Lake County, reportedly confirmed 11 deaths in the town of Paisley and three in Lady Lake, about 50 miles north of Orlando.

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This sounds like a particularly deadly storm, causing most damage very early in the morning when most people were sleeping. Significant structures such as well built homes, churches and shopping centers have been practicallly leveled, so this isn't just an issue with trailer parks and other especially vulnerable structures.

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posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 01:27 AM
I have some friends there and hope they are doing okay.

I've been trying to contact them, I was watching a news story on it and people said that it came through so fast.

I'm glad we don't get those things where I am.

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