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.
Damage is contained mostly to north DeLand. Please avoid so our crews can work. pic.twitter.com/6eWWMBYcX4— City of DeLand (@CityofDeLand) August 18, 2020
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.