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Tornado damages buildings in Central Florida

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 07:44:35-05

DeLAND, Fla. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in a central Florida community and caused around $20,000 in damage to city property.

The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado traveled a quarter of a mile in the city of DeLand on Saturday morning.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that several roads in the area were closed while city crews assessed damages, removed downed trees, secured power lines and cleaned up debris.

City officials say the twister damaged a water plant, a park and a Little League fields.

There was also damage to the VFW Hall. There were no injuries reported, but power was knocked out in some places.