Florida Tornado Damage Estimated at $5 Million

By | December 17, 2013

Seven homes were destroyed and more than 150 damaged by the tornado that struck a central Florida neighborhood Saturday, city officials said.

The National Weather Service said the tornado had winds as high as 110 miles per hour and was 25 to 75-yards wide.

Palm Coast city officials said 142 homes were partially damaged in the Indian Trails neighborhood and 22 homes had moderate damage. The damage was estimated at more than $5 million. No injuries were reported.

The tornado knocked down power lines, power poles and trees; and many roads were impassable. At one point, nearly 3,000 homes were without power.

But city officials said Sunday that power has been restored to most households, and roads have been reopened. The area is still filled with debris and city officials urged residents and gawkers to stay off the roads.

The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter assistance.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Florida Windstorm

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