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Tornado touched down in Lake County Saturday, National Weather Service says

NWS confirms damages caused by EF-0 tornado

Storm damages at Holiday RV Village in Leesburg, Fla. (Image: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Storm damages at Holiday RV Village in Leesburg, Fla. (Image: Lake County Sheriff's Office) (WKMG 2019)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A tornado caused significant damage to homes and property in Lake County Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

After completing a survey of the damages, the NWS said Monday it can confirm an EF-0 tornado was the cause.

According to the NWS, the tornado happened in Okahumpka at 10:30 a.m. bringing peak winds of 75 mph along a 2.31-mile path.

Approximately five mobile homes sustained significant roof damage and a large oak tree toppled over, according to the NWS.

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Damages were reported from Leesburg to DeLand on Saturday after severe weather left behind destruction across Central Florida.

NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Scott Spratt said in a tweet the EF-0 tornado traveled from Florida’s Turnpike near mile marker 295 to Debbie Road.


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