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NWS confirms tornado in downtown Orlando on Saturday

Posted at 9:15 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 11:49:50-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — A tornado touched down in Orlando on Saturday, the National Weather Service confirmed on Monday.

According to the damage report, there were no injuries or fatalities. There was severe damage to two homes, moderate damage to 14 and minor damage to 11.

The report says the tornado formed on west-central Lake Conway at 7:20 p.m. and traveled north. It reached peak intensity at EF-1 in the area of Ferncreek Avenue, Lake Margaret Drive and Carmia Drive. Peaks winds are estimated at 100-105 mph.

A viewer, Wayne Allred, shared a video showing the tornado in the Central Florida neighborhood.

Saturday's severe weather knocked out power for more than 2,200 customers in Orange County, according to Duke Energy. Here in the Tampa Bay area, a tornado warning was issued for Citrus, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties before they all expired.

In Pinellas County, more than 400 Duke Energy customers are waiting for their power to turn back on.

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