• Severe weather damages Orange County mobile homes


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Severe weather rolled through central Florida early Tuesday evening, causing heavy damage to a mobile home in the Zellwood area of Orange County.

    The line of heavy storms developed around 4 p.m. Tuesday and brought high winds and a lot of rain to much of central Florida.

    Channel 9's Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry said doppler radar showed some weak rotation moving through the Zellwood area around 6 p.m.

    According to fire rescue officials, two mobile homes in the Zellwood Station mobile home community sustained heavy damage.

    "The metal, the roof was just like peeled up. It was just all peeled up like a can opener," said Chief Carollee Burrell, with Orange County Fire Rescue.

    No one was seriously injured during the storms. Burrell said one resident fell when going back inside her home and she was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

    Terry said it’s not definitive if a tornado or gusty winds caused the damage. Officials with the National Weather Service will be going out to the location to assess the damage.

    Heavy rain was the main concern Tuesday night and the severe weather calmed down around midnight.

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