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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StayingInFL

Port Richey, FL

#21 Feb 3, 2007
Gordon Swanson wrote:
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.
Like I said, send a check. I did. They can't get to the website. Not only don't they have computers, they don't have homes right now. Don't you understand that?
Gordon Swanson

Norcross, GA

#22 Feb 4, 2007
A check is good, but it normally looses 60% before it ever gets to the people. That is if it does.

I want to do much more then a check. I want to help all the people 100% in recovery and also preparation to prevent this happening again. My advise is free just for the asking, and if used may help much more then a check.
dot leistritz

Battle Ground, WA

#23 Feb 4, 2007
Was clermont, florida hit with the tornadoes?
JO-ANN

AOL

#24 Feb 4, 2007
Was the Tavares, FL area hit?

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#25 Feb 5, 2007
Clermont and Tavares weren't hit at all. The tornado cut a path about a quarter mile across Lady Lake. So just the areas directly around the storms path were affected. Clermont and Tavares were all clear!

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#26 Feb 5, 2007
fin wrote:
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.
You are correct fin. Or as is the case with my in-laws, they were dropped because their mobile home was "too old" to be covered.
F Mitchell

United States

#27 Feb 9, 2007
I live in DeLand (Volusia County), but was not in the affected area. Most of us have not seen ALL of the damage because of limited access - which is for the safety and privacy of those whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged. What I have seen is enough to make me aware of how much STRONGER the winds were with this tornado than ALL of the hurricanes that blasted through here in 2004. It's just more selective in it's path of destruction. I know at least two of the people who lost their lives in Lake County. I'm for sirens and weather radios from now on...and lots of prayer!
Me gum gum You dum dum

Mill Neck, NY

#28 Feb 9, 2007
I feel bad about tornadoes & hurricanes but that region is notorious for them. Why move there if you don't want to be caught in one? Hurricanes happen there every summer!
Andrew Jacksonille FL

Jacksonville, FL

#29 Mar 8, 2007
Laura from MO-AR border wrote:
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...
The news reports were not wrong, they said Lake County not Lake City. As it were, I have gone down to help with relief and the devastation is worse than any picture can capture.
God Bless,
Andrew

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#30 Mar 8, 2007
That is very true Andrew! Thank you for coming down to help!
Andrew Jacksonille FL wrote:
<quoted text>
The news reports were not wrong, they said Lake County not Lake City. As it were, I have gone down to help with relief and the devastation is worse than any picture can capture.
God Bless,
Andrew
James

United States

#31 Mar 8, 2007
I went to Enterprise,Al last week it was sevearly damaged so it dosen't matter where you live there is something.Hurricans don't hit every summer in Florida but it always snows in NY.

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#32 Mar 9, 2007
I agree James. It doesn't matter where you live, there are always something that could affect you! I'm so sad to hear about Enterprise too. My aunt lived there when I was growing up, and I remember her and my Uncle taking my brother and I to foot ball games at the high school. So sad, but it appears the community is standing strong, just like those in the Lake County communities that were hit. God Bless them all!!
James wrote:
I went to Enterprise,Al last week it was sevearly damaged so it dosen't matter where you live there is something.Hurricans don't hit every summer in Florida but it always snows in NY.
Kaligirlsam

East Lansing, MI

#33 Mar 10, 2007
Just wondering how cleanup is going? Did FEMA trailers or temp housing make it to the area? We hear only good things about the help that arrived from FEMA but I am not very trusting of Bush's cronies at this point. I'm especially interested in the Paisley area as I know that a lot of homes in that area weren't insured. Premiums must be addressed as well as rising taxes. A lot of folks retired to Fl on limited income and are being squeezed by the luxury market. It used to be reasonable to live there (costwise). My heart goes out to all affected and I will be down there later in the month to volunteer in some way.

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#34 Mar 10, 2007
The clean up has gone extremely well, because everyone pitched in and just got it done. As far as the FEMA trailers, anyone that needed or wanted one had to sign up by March 2nd. Anyone that did sign should already have their trailer. My in-laws were offered one, but declined as they had already decided to move elsewhere.

I agree that insurance premiums need to be looked at, and controlled. Yes, there tends to be a lot of claims in Florida... but to be honest, natural disasters happen everywhere. That shouldn't be an excuse for insurance companies to charge us high rates.

We look forward to seeing you come down to help. Any help is greatly appreciated!=)
Kaligirlsam wrote:
Just wondering how cleanup is going? Did FEMA trailers or temp housing make it to the area? We hear only good things about the help that arrived from FEMA but I am not very trusting of Bush's cronies at this point. I'm especially interested in the Paisley area as I know that a lot of homes in that area weren't insured. Premiums must be addressed as well as rising taxes. A lot of folks retired to Fl on limited income and are being squeezed by the luxury market. It used to be reasonable to live there (costwise). My heart goes out to all affected and I will be down there later in the month to volunteer in some way.
vanessa

Winter Garden, FL

#35 Aug 5, 2007
my uncle aunt and little cousin lived in lake mac and died right in front of me my brother also lived with them and went through 5 surgerys 2 save his life i was there 3 mins after the tornado had hit and helped dig out my loved ones from the rubble its still is hard months afrer~!~
taylor

Leesburg, FL

#36 Nov 2, 2009
Glen wrote:
Did the tornado hit the Mount Dora area?
No it wasnt i think it just hit all the rest of florida but lake county STRANGE huh
taylor

Leesburg, FL

#37 Nov 2, 2009
WOW :O it must of been hard for you :(

Wrong commet last post Lol

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