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Florida Tornadoes Kill at least 20

The Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-020307florida,0,6408990.story?coll=la-home-nation reported that between 3 and 4 a.m. Friday four central Florida counties were hit with mulitple tornadoes. One with winds estimated at up to 200 mph. The governor has praised residents for all of their contributions with cleaning up and distributing food, water and blankets.

The Pioneer Press http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/nation/16611898.htm reported that the National Weather Service sent out the first tornado report at 3:15 a.m. near Lady Lake. The second tornado report was received at 3:20 a.m. at The Villages and a third near DeLand at 3:58 a.m.

Both articules quoted in length. They used a lot of Florida residents' quotes, like: "It was scary, really scary," said Patrick Smith, 32, whose home suffered some damage. "I thought the house was going to fall apart."

Or one from the Los Angeles Times which said, "To me it sounded like a mountain coming down," said Denise Anderson, 52. These quotes help give a slight idea of what those people experienced Friday morning.