Issued at: 5:28 PM EST 1/25/11, expires at: 6:15 PM EST 1/25/11
The NWS in melbourne has issued a tornado warning for: lake county in Florida, this includes the cities of, tavares, paisley, mount plymouth, mount dora, howey in the hills, ferndale, eustis, cassia, northwestern orange county in Florida, this includes the cities of, zellwood, winter garden, lake apopka, apopka, west central volusia county in Florida, Until 615 pm est.
At 526 pm est, national weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 7 miles southeast of lake louisa, or about 7 miles west of magic kingdom. This tornado was moving north northeast at 40 mph.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to clermont, ferndale, wekiwa springs state park and clermont Tornadoes are often wrapped in heavy rain and are hard to see or hear until they are very close. Do not get caught offguard!
The safest place to be during a tornado is in a strong building on the lowest floor. Move to an interior room, such as a bathroom or closet and keep away from windows. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body.
Evacuate mobile homes or vehicles for more substantial shelter. Head to the nearest sturdy building. Put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible.
In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. Stetson University’s Public Safety Office can be reached 24/7 at 386-822-7300. For weather emergencies, visit The National Weather Service at <http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/> .