Storms bring down trees, cause flooding across central Florida



ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong storms flooded roads and took down trees across central Florida on Tuesday.

East Colonial Drive was flooded near the Orlando Fashion Square Mall for some time in the afternoon, causing a traffic mess in the area.

"I was like 'wow,'" resident Elizabeth Castaneda said of the weather.

There were also a few Orlando traffic lights that went out and a tree down took down power lines on Ridgewood Street, according to police.

In Titusville, a line of trees went down along Carpenter Road, bringing power lines onto the roadway.

"I heard a crackling noise and heard a boom and knew a tree came down," resident John Casaburro said.

Casaburro heard a large tree crash onto a home on Kendra Avenue in DeLand shortly before 2 p.m. The homeowners were inside at the time, but fortunately no one was injured.

Most of the severe weather had passed through central Florida by 6:30 p.m.