Residents begin assessing storm damage across central Florida

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. —

The strong storms that moved through central Florida Wednesday evening left a big mess behind.
 
Several Osceola County homes suffered damage in the rain and high winds.
 
Once the sun came up Thursday, people began walking their neighborhoods, assessing the damage.
 
"Suddenly there was this big gust of wind and I heard a bunch of things coming through the trees," said St. Cloud resident Debbie Fisk.
 
Fisk said she dropped to the floor in her home Wednesday night when she heard noises that she thought could have meant a tornado was coming.
 
Fortunately it wasn't a tornado. But severe thunderstorms did barrel through Summer Raye Court in St. Cloud, uprooting bushes, ripping shingles from roofs and blowing out a window.
 
Emergency management officials said seven homes in the Sweetwater Creek subdivision suffered roof damage.
 
In Seminole County, crews in Longwood  worked to move tree limbs to restore electricity after the storm brought down power lines.

There was also damage reported in Polk County.

Residents of a mobile home park in Haines City said winds were powerful overnight.  
 
The wind peeled the roofs off 17 homes, leaving the insides of the residences soaked.
 
There were no injuries reported.
 
Intense rain came along with these storms as severe thunderstorm warnings were posted all across Central Florida.
 
Downpours dropped as much as an inch and a half quickly.
 
Quarter-size hail fell near Intercession City.
 
Small hail was also reported in Apopka, Kissimmee and Leesburg.