Severe weather damages buildings, power lines in Central Florida

DeLand storm damage
DeLand storm damage (WKMG)

DELAND, Fla. – Storms damaged buildings, power lines and cars Tuesday afternoon in Volusia County, with weather officials trying to confirm a possible tornado.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service told news outlets that it wasn’t immediately clear whether a tornado had touched down in DeLand. Forecasters said they detected what looked like a tornado on the radar, but they would survey the area Wednesday to confirm it.

A tornado warning was issued around 4 p.m. Tuesday, and residents were urged to take shelter immediately. No injuries were reported as of Tuesday night.

Shortly after the storm, DeLand officials posted photos of the damage on the city’s official Twitter page.