Severe storm causes significant damage in Englewood

Posted at 4:27 AM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 07:11:32-04

Severe weather swept through Englewood late Monday night, causing significant damage to several homes, uprooting trees, and knocking out power to more than 700 customers.

Thankfully, emergency officials told ABC Action News that none of those injuries were too serious. Mostly scrapes and bruises, but one person was cut with glass.

First responders told ABC Action News it was a dangerous situation. Two people were actually trapped in one building, however they were able to make it out.

The majority of damage in Englewood is along DeSoto avenue and North Beach Road. There is heavy wind damage to several buildings.

The fire department reports the path of damage is about 100 yards wide, with a number of downed trees and power lines.

Emergency crews called animal control officers to help with an Osprey that was injured in the storm.

Just after 4 a.m. most customers' power had been restored. 

Emergency officials will be out assessing damage Tuesday morning.