Weather officials confirm tornado near Lake Nona

Published On: Mar 31 2014 06:43:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 31 2014 09:06:12 AM EDT

Weather officials say a tornado touched down in southeast Orange County, causing damage.


The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down Saturday in southeast Orange County, causing damage.

[IMAGES:  Tornado causes damage near Lake Nona]

The NWS said a EF-0 tornado, with 75 mph winds, wreaked havoc near Lake Nona, downing tree limbs, bending street signs and pushing over fences.

The storm also produced straight-line winds, causing damage at a construction site.  Local 6 photographer Tee Taylor also took pictures of a Jeep that was also damaged in the storm.

Harrison Wheeler said he was fortunate the wind was blowing away from his house.

"The wind was going that way.  If the wind was going the other way, our house would have been destroyed," he said.

A damage estimate was not immediately known.

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Tornado causes damage near Lake Nona


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