Weather officials say tornado touched down in Titusville

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:57:39 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2014 03:20:18 PM EDT

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The National Weather Service said that a tornado touched down in Titusville on Sunday, causing damage to homes in a neighborhood.

Weather officials said its initial survey showed that winds up to 75 mph hit the area around 2:30 p.m.  Officials said eyewitnesses and video confirmed that a tornado hit the area near Oklahoma Street, Old Dixie Highway and Brandywine Circle.

At least three homes suffered damage, the NWS said.

Residents in Titusville were cleaning up Monday after the strong storm passed through Brevard County.

A homeowner in Titusville told Local 6 the strong storms that pushed through Sunday afternoon caused significant damage to his home and a few others in a neighborhood along Brandywine Circle.

John Reed said part of his roof collapsed in his living room and bedroom, causing damage inside the home.

"I heard the wind just screaming through my windows," Reed said.  "I saw a palm tree just ripped out of the ground. All my patio furniture being thrown into the pool.  When I started looking around, that's when I saw the hole (in the ceiling). Then I went into the attic and really got an eyeful."

Reed told Local 6 another home on Old Dixie Highway also suffered some roof damage, along with a few other homes nearby.

"No one that I know of in the neighborhood was hurt. But everybody in the neighborhood pitched in and helped everybody," he said.

Reed said his insurance company has already assessed the damage and that he and his wife will be staying in another room Sunday.

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