Strong afternoon storms bring rain, hail

Tornado warning, rain delay Daytona 500

ORLANDO, Fla. – Storm storms swept across Central Florida Sunday bringing lots of rain and hail in some areas.

Tornado warnings were issued for Marion, Flagler and Volusia Counties and expanded into Seminole, Lake, Orange and Brevard as the line of storms moved through the afternoon.

Daytona International Speedway officials evacuated the grandstands after the Daytona 500 Race had to be stopped because of the storms.

The race endured a more than six-hour rain delay, forcing many fans to leave the speedway and dry off, before many returned hours later to watch the rest of the race.

"We're here from New York. We're here the duration. Whenever it starts we're in the seat. Whenever it ends we leave," said Ray Robbins.

Several fans told Local 6 they couldn't stand the rain, so many called it a night early, missing most of the race.

Several viewers sent pictures to Local 6 of hail that came down in Sanford.

Officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries in the immediate area, although there were reports of homes damaged in Hollister.

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