HOMOSASSA, Fla. — Powerful storms ripped apart buildings and left the roof of at least one home dangling from a power line Monday in Citrus County.
10Weather Meteorologist Grant Gilmore says multiple trees are down, and a gas station cover was blown off from what is being described as a “possible brief tornado” in Homosassa Springs. The National Weather Service has not yet officially confirmed the damage was caused by a tornado.
Mark Smith, the owner of Homosassa Springs Marina, captured the below video of the aftermath. It shows trees and power lines on the ground and damage to buildings.
Homosassa Tanning owner Gilbert Witchel posted a video, urging people to be careful if they’re driving into the area. The footage shows debris in the roadway and emergency crews responding to the scene.
More than 1,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in Citrus County. Another 1,000 people are without power in Pasco County, and 400 have no power in Hillsborough.
At least four teams of firefighters are surveying the damage on the west side of the county. That damage extends from the area of Highway 19 all the way to Halls River Road.
“Be cautious if you are traveling in the area,” Citrus County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4562 said.