Eight people in the DeLand area were rushed to hospitals, and two of them have critical injuries. Retirees live through a nightmare Florida Gov. Officials in Sumter and Volusia counties, which also were hit, said they had no word of deaths. Among the dead were two high school students -- a year-old girl and a boy who was a freshman, said Anna Cowin, superintendent of Lake County Schools. Languages Arabic Japanese Korean Turkish. She said her husband ended up on the floor with the closet door on top of him as the storm lifted off the roof. Where the storm hit. Officials have set up a phone number for victims of the tornadoes.
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The DeLand tornado was determined to have done F-2 damage with estimated wind. The Groundhog Day tornado outbreak was a localized but devastating tornado event that. The tornado continued east and tore through the south side of DeLand before dissipating.
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Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said the storm caused extensive damage in the DeLand area and trapped people across the city.
Tornadoes kill at least 19 in Florida. One of the trucks was partially "disintegrated" by the time authorities got to it, she said. The storms that ripped through Daytona Beach destroyed nine power poles and electrical lines. Homes flipped over, roofs were ripped off of houses and furniture is scattered everywhere.
A distraught young woman said her friend, a year-old girl, was killed in one mobile home park. F2 tornadoes pack winds between and mph and F0 tornadoes reach wind speeds of 40 of 72 mph.
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The storms that ripped through Daytona Beach destroyed nine power poles and electrical lines. Watch helicopter tour reveal extent of tornado damage The boy, one of triplets, was killed along with his parents, while a sister, also one of the triplets, is in serious condition at a hospital, Cowin's office said.
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F2 tornadoes pack winds between The storm, Nelson said, "started to produce a tornado once it got into Sumter damage in the DeLand area and trapped people across the city. darkness Friday, as a powerful tornado devastated the county. near downtown DeLand at Hawthorne Hills mobile home park and at.
The Christmas Day storms left miles of destruction behind as they made their way to Central Florida. But many residents in the region said they did not know such a huge storm was coming.
Cowin also said a 7-year-old boy and his father were killed.
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The metal ended up twisted around power lines. Holly Smith, spokeswoman for the Volusia County Emergency Management Office, said a warning siren would not work in that county because it is "too large of an area.
Small sections of Meadowlea Estates and Sunrise mobile home parks also sustained damage, officials said. Johnson, the county's sheriff, said it has been "many, many years" since the area has seen "a storm of this magnitude.