Tornado in Orlando topples trees, damages buildings

June 8, 2020 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A tornado that struck the Orlando area toppled trees and damaged buildings but did not cause any deaths or injuries, authorities say.

The National Weather Service said the twister had winds of at least 100 mph (160 kmh). The tornado started as a water spout on Lake Conway Saturday night and was on the ground for about 12 minutes in an area southeast of downtown Orlando.

The majority of the damage was caused by trees that fell onto homes. The Orlando Sentinel reported that numerous vehicles were also damaged. Three apartments in a damaged building were evacuated.


The tornado came from a series of storms that buffeted Florida as Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the Gulf of Mexico.