Three unconfirmed tornados hit Florida TODAY!

United States
February 2, 2007 7:21am CST
It's a sad day in Florida today! The news is reporting that three uncomfirmed tornados have hit 3 areas in Florida today. There are 2 people confirmed dead. I am a nervous wreck because I am only minutes away from where the tornados hit! I think they are so unpredictable.
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@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Oh my goodness! I hope you are OK. Florida sounds like a bit of a dangerous place to live. I hope you don't get any hurricanes later in the year either. Have you considered moving to somewhere safer?
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes, they happened a little North of me. I think Florida is just as dangerous as any state. Tornados have been happening in the Midwest, quakes on the west coast and severe snow storms.
• United States
3 Feb 07
The weather's turning weird isn't it? Anyway, glad you are Ok, and take care.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Thanks, the news was reporting after assesing the damage that they believe 9 tornados touch down yesterday.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I'm not surprised to hear this. I live in Florida as well and the weather was right for tornados. The winds were bad anyway but I kept expecting to hear that we were under watch or warning for them but nothing came up for my area at least not while I was watching TV. I know when things like this happen it does make you nervous. Wondering if it could hit near you, will your residence stay solid with the storms, and what else might go wrong. Hopefully though we won't have any more for awhile.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I'm in South Florida, but we're planning to move up around the area where the tornadoes hit (sometime late this year or even next year) when we retire. I think I would much rather go through another hurricane than face a tornado. I've seen the damage from both, and it's all devastating, but at least we get plenty of notice that a hurricane is coming our way. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this disaster. The count was 20 when I heard the evening news tonight, and it was reported that the winds were up to 150 mph (F3 tornado). Very scary. Four counties have been declared as disaster zones.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Yes, I couldn't believe it. I'm less than an hour away from where the storms hit. They said the tornado knocked out the radio tower. I think this is the econd time The Villages were hit. I think on Christmas there was a tornado reported there as well or very close to it. Very true about hurricanes. I have been in Orlando Florida for 13 years and been thru a few hurricane watches and scares. I really get how scary they were until Hurricane Charly blew thru, we lost part of our roof, shattered windows, the tree in the backyard came down. It was weird the way it landed. It missed the house and the pool but it took down some of the fence. We were without power for almost a week.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
At least you're more inland than I am. The winds from a hurricane slow down after it moves inland. Unfortunately, Florida is a very narrow state even though it is also very long. It's so sad to see all the damage and hear the reports from the people involved. It just tears me up.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Me too! I had to turn the news off. It became to overwhelming. I do feel safer living smack dab in the middle of Florida. I always wanted to live on the beach, not anymore.
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@few00cent (2143)
• India
2 Feb 07
i never knew before tornados happens in florida.i thought its a safe place to live.news is really sad.please consider yourself to move in safe place.may god protect all life.
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@few00cent (2143)
• India
3 Feb 07
how the condition is now ?
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Some of the houses were completely destroyed. One of the tornados hit a mobile park and trailers were ripped apart. There was a car in a boat and they were both on top of a house that had collapsed. Theree are still people missing. A lot of people are hospital.
• United States
11 Feb 07
florida's like a finger in the ocian, or two ocians. yikes. all the coasts are going to be hit hard, cuz the climate's changing. some say the change is man made, some say sun made, some say earth made, who cares, there's changes. weather's getting whacky...keep safe!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I just saw a news special the other day about the crazy weather Florida should be expecting this year. It was kind of scary. I guess if it starts getting really bad I might just have to move up North.
@webduck (238)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I lived in FL from 1988 to 1992, and we saw some really bad storms while we were there. One of them was Hugo, which was suppose to hit Amelia Island where we were living at the time, but at the last few hours it veered north and went to Charleston instead. The weather people were saying today that there has been an increase in storms, and the intensity of them too, in the last few years.
• United States
4 Feb 07
I would agree. I never really saw anything until I saw Hurricane Charlie. It pretty much freaked me out. I couldn't believe how much damage it did. I definitely take hurricanes warnings very serious. We were prepared, but not well prepared. I know better now.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Tornados are so scary. I grew up in the South and remember how terrifying they could be. One hit the scoreboard at my college's football statium. Luckily, no one was there are the time. But yes, they can come from nowhere...even on a clear day! I don't have any advice, just always tell your friends and family that you love them because you never know when you might not have the chance. Now I don't have to worry about tornados, just earthquakes! I've never been in one, so I'm completely terrified.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I don't think you get any warning at all with an earthquake, do you?
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes tornados scare the pottooie out of me too ...must have been all south of me as I didn't hear anything about them ..probably will today though...live in the stone age here ...lol Tornados are very unpredictable and you never know when or where they will hit and the damage they can do is just unbelieveable ... To me the worst time to hear about them is right about bedtime then all night long I will hear the wind howl and I can't sleep for fear of tornado hitting ...bad ... :(
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• United States
2 Feb 07
My son actually woke up and heard the broadcast alert on the radio, not that he told anybody else, just me this morning when I told him about the tornados. He's 12, LOL. The news says it Deland, Lake County and The villages. It's a little North of me.