DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A line of thunderstorms,
including a small microburst, according to the National Weather Service, swept across central Florida Monday, flipping a small plane that had just landed at Daytona International Airport and bringing a tree down on a Daytona Beach home.
Stella Workman said she thought the worst when she saw yellow tape across her mother's lawn and a large rotten tree resting on her house on Kottle Circle in Daytona Beach.
"Yes, it's gigantic. I was like, 'Wow, look at that tree,'" said Workman.
Workman said her mom was sitting in the living room and thought it was thunder.
"She didn't move and she just sat there and one of the neighbors and said, 'Mrs. Florence, are you OK?' and she said, 'Yeah, why wouldn't I be?' and he told her, 'There's a tree on your roof,' and she was like, 'What?'" said Workman.
There was more damage from the same storm at Embry Riddle. A window broken window on the student center was still boarded up Monday. The school is next to Daytona International Airport where winds flipped a small plane over while it was taxiing at the airport Monday evening.
Volusia County spokeswoman Joanne Magley said air traffic controllers at the airport clocked winds up to 75 mph as the bad weather moved through the area.
Several people who spoke with Channel 9's Blaine Tolison said the storm only lasted about five minutes, but left quite a mess.
Rain throughout the day Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts.
Workman said her mother has insurance to make repairs to her home.
"His grace and mercy, he protected her. She wasn't in the room at the time it happened. She was in the living room, thank God," said Workman.