Severe weather damages buildings, power lines in Central Florida

Posted at 6:21 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 06:21:51-04

DELAND, Fla. — Storms damaged buildings, power lines and cars Tuesday afternoon in Florida, with weather officials trying to confirm a possible tornado.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service told news outlets that it wasn’t immediately clear whether a tornado had touched down in DeLand. Forecasters said they detected what looked like a tornado on the radar, but they would survey the area Wednesday to confirm it.

A tornado warning was issued around 4 p.m. Tuesday, and residents were urged to take shelter immediately. No injuries were reported as of Tuesday night.