Florida storms kill 19
Strong storms accompanied by at least one tornado rocked Central Florida Friday, killing 19 and damaging property.
The intense thunderstorms began at 3 a.m. and ended by 6 a.m. according to the Los Angeles Times. The main section of the storm hit around 4 a.m.
In the three main hours of the storm trucks were thrown and houses and mobile homes destroyed. Power was also lost within the counties. Cost etimates of the damages have yet to be released.
The most significant damage, however, was the loss of human life. Initial reports estimated the death toll at 14, but was then raised to 19 after five more bodies were found, reports the Orlando Sentinel. One of the victims was a 15-year-old boy named David Downing; his two twin sisters survived the weather.
Officials have noted that the number one priority at this point is finding the injured.
"The storms were expected to move east and south [sic], and the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Orange and Seminole Counties," reports the New York Times.