Tornadoes hit central Florida

Tornadoes hit central Florida

There are 37 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 2, 2007, titled Tornadoes hit central Florida. In it, Newsday reports that:

A severe line of thunderstorms and tornados slammed through Lake and Volusia counties overnight, leaving fatalities and destruction in its path, officials said this morning.

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Bears_Born_n_Rai sed

United States

#1 Feb 2, 2007
May God be with them all in Florida.I pray that all of those in the tornado stricken areas stay strong and stick together to rebuild their homes, towns, & their lives.
tom

AOL

#2 Feb 2, 2007
i think everyone should pray for those people down there. think of how lucky you are today when you complain about an inch of snow. i am told it is not over yet. the storms are moving to the south. isn't the super bowl going to be in miami? i wish them well, all we can do now is pray.
Laura from MO-AR border

Columbia, MO

#3 Feb 2, 2007
For any families that may be concerned about their loved ones... I know that the tornado did NOT hit Lake City, Florida... as, I have nieces living there... so, my sister called the police departmenet in Lake City... and, they said the news reports are wrong... that the storm hit 200 miles from them...
judy ma

South Easton, MA

#4 Feb 2, 2007
any damage in silver springs? Family at Whispering Pines RV Park
Kathy Jackson

United States

#5 Feb 2, 2007
Does any one know if Fruitland Park was hit? the phones are down and my sister is missing
danaw

United States

#6 Feb 2, 2007
Kathy Jackson wrote:
Does any one know if Fruitland Park was hit? the phones are down and my sister is missing
My sister lives in Fruitland Park and I spoke to her an hour ago and she said that it was not hit but they have no power.
New Hope

Vestal, NY

#8 Feb 2, 2007
Does anybody know if DeBary was hit?
Glen

Shelton, CT

#7 Feb 2, 2007
Did the tornado hit the Mount Dora area?

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#9 Feb 2, 2007
Hello!! To hopefully answer some of your questions...

There is SEVERE damage in Lady Lake, and The Villages of Sumter County. There are 3 dead in Lady Lake area, and 11 dead in Paisley (another area hit hard). The damage extends east across the state into Seminole and Volusia counties. I know that in Lady Lake and The Villages that concrete home were destroyed with walls and roofs missing. Mobile homes that were hit in MANY areas are leveled completely.

I have not heard of any damage being reported in Fruitland Park or Mount Dora.

To find out about residents, we are being sent to this website -
https://disastersafe.redcross.org/
Tim Hudson

Jamaica, NY

#10 Feb 2, 2007
Another reason not to move to Florida!
MCc

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Feb 2, 2007
Glen wrote:
Did the tornado hit the Mount Dora area?
MY DAD LIVES IN MT DORA AND I SPOKE WITH HIM THIS MORNING AND HE SAID NOTHING WAS WRONG ON HIS STREET. IM IN PITTSBURGH , PA
Grammy

Melbourne, FL

#12 Feb 3, 2007
New Hope wrote:
Does anybody know if DeBary was hit?
No, DeBary is fine. I live in Deltona. The greatest Volusia County damage was in DeLand and New Smyrna Beach.
DRD ENTERPRISES

AOL

#13 Feb 3, 2007
I have storm shelters available.
Another tragedy that could have been prevented. Construction today is antiquated, building "model A" homes in a supersonic era.
Technology today makes it possible to build a monolithic concrete structure that not only can withstand 300 mph winds but is also super energy efficient.
These structures have no wood roofs to blow off, the walls and roof are made of continuous solid concrete.
Until the public is made aware of new technology and demand from contractors a built home that can withstand any disaster NOTHING will change.
Oh yes, price to build such a structure is less than conventional construction plus the 30% or more savings in energy bills annually.
My company will be building such a structure in Inverness, Florida in hopes of showing the public a better safer way to build.
David Pressler
President, DRD Enterprises Inc. of Davie
858 NW 81 Terrace
Plantation, FL 33324

www.lunarcon.com
Pauline

United States

#14 Feb 3, 2007
My sister lives in Lake Placid, FL and I would like to know was this part of there the storm hit. I am worried about her. I pray that God will be with all the people there and he will give you the strength to go on. Our prayers are with you all.
StayingInFL

Port Richey, FL

#15 Feb 3, 2007
Tim Hudson wrote:
Another reason not to move to Florida!
It was just a small area of Florida. A similar happening in Nassau County would have wiped out hundreds of homes and killed many more. Long Island is not storm free. It could happen there too.
Gordon Swanson

Norcross, GA

#16 Feb 3, 2007
DRD ENTERPRISES wrote:
I have storm shelters available.
Another tragedy that could have been prevented. Construction today is antiquated, building "model A" homes in a supersonic era.
Technology today makes it possible to build a monolithic concrete structure that not only can withstand 300 mph winds but is also super energy efficient.
These structures have no wood roofs to blow off, the walls and roof are made of continuous solid concrete.
Until the public is made aware of new technology and demand from contractors a built home that can withstand any disaster NOTHING will change.
Oh yes, price to build such a structure is less than conventional construction plus the 30% or more savings in energy bills annually.
My company will be building such a structure in Inverness, Florida in hopes of showing the public a better safer way to build.
David Pressler
President, DRD Enterprises Inc. of Davie
858 NW 81 Terrace
Plantation, FL 33324
www.lunarcon.com
I agree with you 100% and my book -Hurricane Recovery/ The Peoples' Village Plan pushes for this type of construction. My plan shows people how to recovery from disasters and also how to prepare. Maybe there is some way that together we can really help the people during this disaster?
My book is on my web site gswansonbooks.com if you wish to get a look at it.
Gordon Swanson , Author of Hurricane Recovery/The Peoples' Village Plan 2006.
StayingInFL

Port Richey, FL

#17 Feb 3, 2007
Gordon Swanson wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you 100% and my book -Hurricane Recovery/ The Peoples' Village Plan pushes for this type of construction. My plan shows people how to recovery from disasters and also how to prepare. Maybe there is some way that together we can really help the people during this disaster?
My book is on my web site gswansonbooks.com if you wish to get a look at it.
Gordon Swanson , Author of Hurricane Recovery/The Peoples' Village Plan 2006.
These people don't have the money to buy books right now, and I doubt they have internet access! Why not send a check to the Red Cross to help them out?
NO SPAM PLEASE

Highland, NY

#18 Feb 3, 2007
I AM OUTRAGED that this company is trying to sell product as WE ARE SEARCHING FOR OUR LOVED ONES..
really...do something else..LIKE TRY AND HELP OUT OR WRITE A CHECK TO THE RED CROSS..
DRD ENTERPRISES wrote:
I have storm shelters available.
Another tragedy that could have been prevented. Construction today is antiquated, building "model A" homes in a supersonic era.
Technology today makes it possible to build a monolithic concrete structure that not only can withstand 300 mph winds but is also super energy efficient.
These structures have no wood roofs to blow off, the walls and roof are made of continuous solid concrete.
Until the public is made aware of new technology and demand from contractors a built home that can withstand any disaster NOTHING will change.
Oh yes, price to build such a structure is less than conventional construction plus the 30% or more savings in energy bills annually.
My company will be building such a structure in Inverness, Florida in hopes of showing the public a better safer way to build.
David Pressler
President, DRD Enterprises Inc. of Davie
858 NW 81 Terrace
Plantation, FL 33324
Gordon Swanson

Norcross, GA

#19 Feb 3, 2007
Sorry you have everything wrong. I am not trying to sell books. I am trying to help people in need. I published this book during Katrina with my own money because I could not get anyone to accept my free help. They were all to busy spending money of the down town and the people were forgotten, and many still are. I quest is to help people not make money. I wish to discuss my plan with anyone that will take some action. If this is spam, maybe some of you should try to help as much as I have.
Gordon Swanson Author
Hurricane Recovery/ The Peoples' Village Plan
gswansonbooks.com to see the book-please do not buy.
[email protected] to reach me for my help.
Thanks to anyone that will help me get action.
fin

Melville, NY

#20 Feb 3, 2007
Saw old woman in front of her ruined home with no insurance because her company TRIPLED her premiums. Seems to be the decade of big business.

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