Lake County: Fallen trees, homes damaged by Hurricane Irma's winds

Hurricane Irma’s powerful winds caused damage in Lake County.

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A tree and a light pole fell on an Ocala police officer's cruiser in Tavares, but officials said the officer was not in the car. Police said the incident happened while they were clearing the road of another fallen tree.

Lake County officials said numerous RVs were damaged at the Old Mill Stream mobile home park.

The hardest hit area may have been Umatilla, where trees fell on homes and businesses.

Photos: Several trees were down and roofs were damaged in a Umatilla 

Two families were taken to a shelter after their homes were severely damaged, authorities said.
The Umatilla Inn was heavily damaged, officials said. 

No injuries were reported.

Lake County Economic Growth has set up a business hotline 352-253-9998 at the Emergency Operations Center to assist businesses with the Business Disaster Assistance programs from the Small Business Development Center.

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