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Clean-up begins after severe storms move through central Fla.

Clean-up begins after severe storms move through central Fla.

WINDERMERE, Fla. —People across central Florida will be picking up from what severe storms, and possible tornadoes, left behind on Sunday.

Teams from the National Weather Service will be surveying damage to determine if in fact tornadoes touched down.

Video from the Avalon Park area shows a funnel cloud over that area.

In Windermere, crews worked to clear the roads filled with debris from tall trees acting as sails in the wind.

“When you have your trees overgrown, the wind can catch it and tear (it) apart,” said power worker Ben Wasielewski.

A homeowner, who asked to remain unidentified, said his neighbor’s trampoline went airborne for about 300 yards before it slammed into his screened patio. No one was hurt, but the resident said there’s a lot of mopping up to do.

“The clean-up on this is very intense in regards to it’s a lot of pressure on the guys, but we are safe in what we do and we always have to watch out for everybody else,” said Wasielewski.

One Orange County woman said she heard the storm coming and took cover. When she looked outside her car was destroyed.

“We couldn’t see anything at all. The windows were shaking,” said the woman said. “We got scared and ran in the bathroom and once we got out we looked out the window and the car was destroyed.

One woman was trapped inside a home when it collapsed in Titusville. Pat Goede said she arrived on scene and helped rescue her friend Linda.

“She has never been in this much pain in her life, and she was screaming, ‘Do something about my leg,'” said Pat Goede.

Power companies across the region said a little more than 5,200 customers remain in the dark.

A wind gust of 86 mph was recorded at Orlando International Airport. The conditions led to the postponement of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, which will resume at 10 a.m. Monday.

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