Eye on the Tropics

NWS: Tornado struck Umatilla during Hurricane Irma

UMATILLA, Fla. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds between 95 and 100 mph struck Umatilla as Hurricane Irma blew through the Central Florida region.

The tornado developed near 8th Avenue, uprooting and snapping several trees in an open field.

As the tornado moved through a residential neighborhood, it peels back roofs of homes and uprooted more trees.

In North Lake Community Park, a score board was toppled and three powerlines snapped.

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






The tornado moved across Lake Peal and into the Olde Mill RV community where it destroyed 10 recreational vehicles and damaged about 25 others.

The NWS said the tornado continued west and damaged the Umatilla Inn, an elementary school and a home on Babb Road.

 WATCH: Video of Hurricane Irma damage in Lake County