Tornado destroys 7 homes in central Florida

8:09 AM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
Seven homes have been destroyed and more than 150 damaged after a tornado struck a Palm Coast, Florida neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.



PALM COAST, Florida (AP) - Seven homes have been destroyed and more than 150 damaged after a tornado struck a central Florida neighborhood.

The National Weather Service says Saturday night's tornado had winds as high as 110 miles per hour and was 25 to 75-yards wide.

City officials said 142 homes were partially damaged and 22 homes in the Indian Trails neighborhood had moderate damage. No injuries were reported.

The tornado knocked down power lines, power poles and trees; and many roads were impassable. At one point, nearly 3,000 homes were without power. But city officials said Sunday that power has been restored to most households, and roads have been reopened.

The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter assistance.

Check out some of our most read stories from 2013:

#shortyellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Terrorism Warning: Memo says terrorists practicing dry-runs on Florida flights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Courtroom apology: Woman apologizes for flipping off judge

Weird ice: Strange, giant circles appear on frozen pond

Controversial Club: College student organizes "White Student Union"

CFO Trouble: School administrative chief in trouble over her porn sex blog

Warning Shot Wife: Mother gets 20 years for firing warning shots at abusive husband

Science Arrest: Teen girl arrested over science project explosion

Wait, WHAT?? Dog shoots man in the leg with a handgun

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)