'Wind event' in Umatilla downs trees, damages structures
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Lake County officials said Sunday night that a "wind event" in Umatilla caused downed trees and structural damage.
Hurricane Irma's outer bands are bringing tornado-producing conditions up the Florida peninsula as the eye of the storm remains off the Gulf Coast.
News 6 reporter Matt Petrillo was at the scene off North Central Avenue just before 8 p.m. and said the Umatilla Inn was severly damaged.
Lake County was under a tornado warning until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A News 6 viewer shared a photo of the damaged Umatilla Inn and Restaurant.
Earlier in the day an EF 0 tornado touched down in Brevard County, destroying six mobile homes.
Officials said Umatilla Elementary, which is serving as a shelter, has minor non-structural damage, but is without power and having generator issues.
Special-needs evacuees are being transported by emergency medical services to Mount Dora High School.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
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