3 The city of Palm Coast is now under a state of emergency. City officials declared it earlier today -- after a tornado destroyed seven homes and damaged more than 160 others on Saturday night. The damage estimate is more than FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. Channel 4's Vic Micolucci is covering Flagler County and joins us live from Palm Coast with more on the clean-up and recovery efforts. Vic. 3 00-0613-1741-49119- 125PKG:07:24 this was scary, because where are you going to go? Bill Sposa says the twister went right over his home...while he and his wife were inside.06:33 my screen, my doors are gone, the powerline is going to things now some of the gutters are all pushed in He's now in cleanup mode...he's got a lot to do before his home is back up to par. Flying over the hardest hit areas...you can see the damage ... dozens of homes with roofs ripped off ...and a few destroyed. A group of University of Florida researchers was surveying the damage ...which is believed to be more than 5 million bucks. 56:45 for Florida, we usually don't see very strong tornadoes so this is a little bit more damage than what we have seen on the previous ones we've been to, but it is certainly not anything we haven't seen before All this destruction means a lot of work...tree sercices and repair companies flooded the neighborhood. At the same time, city leaders warned neighbors to watch out for scam artists...and unlicensed contractors. Eddie Daughtery with Servpro Flagler says locals need to talk to their insurance companies...and check with the city to see if thsoe offering to help are legit.42:40 people are coming up and saying will remove your trees for $400 cash and a lot of these people are pretty shady, a lot of times they don't have a license and are probably a pretty shady business TAG: And experts say you can always call the city building department or search for the companies online...they say most of the time, the insuracne company covers it all...so don't fork over any cash. Vic Micolucci, Ch4, TLS. 3 Vic ... we know a lot of people in the area lost power ... do you know if it's back on yet?