ORLANDO, Fla. – National Weather Service survey teams have confirmed the damage in DeLand Tuesday was that of an EF-2 tornado.
Winds were estimated to be 105-115 mph and the 550-yard-wide twister caused damages along a 4.6 mile path of DeLand.
NWS teams said the tornado moved northeast along a 4.6-mile path beginning at West Minnesota Avenue and North Ridgewood Avenue and lifted east of the Lake Lindley subdivision.
Damages from the twister was most significant along East Washington Avenue between Alabama Avenue and North Amelia Avenue, according to the NWS report.
Destruction from the EF-2 tornado included homes with roofs fully or partially ripped off and a tree snapped and twisted from its roots.
Meteorologists confirm an EF-0 tornado also touched down in the Sunset Hills Subdivision. The tornado tracked along a .1 mile-long path with maximum sustained winds of 65-75 mph.