Tornado strikes central FL

Fourteen homes are destroyed or uninhabitable after an F1 tornado hit Palm Bay, an area in central Florida, on Sunday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | February 28, 2005


Fourteen homes are destroyed or uninhabitable after an F1 tornado hit Palm Bay, an area in central Florida, on Sunday.

Eleven additional homes were damaged.

Five people were injured.

Palm Bay is located 60 miles southeast of Orlando, in Brevard County. Power outages were reported in the area but most people had their power back by Monday morning. Road flooding and downed trees were also reported.

The tornado was spawned by a band of thunderstorms and heavy winds that ripped through central Florida on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Some of the homes hit by the tornado had not been repaired after suffering damage in last year's hurricanes, said city officials. The same area was affected by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne.

The Salvation Army was contacted by the Brevard County emergency operations center as well as the Brevard County sheriff. The Salvation Army set up a hydration station.


Related Topics:

Wicked weather hits NE Texas

Tornado hits Michigan town

Tornadoes tear through Illinois and Midwest


More links on Tornadoes

Advertisers:

DNN Sponsors include:

Advertisements: