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The damage

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 3, 2007


Lake County

Lady Lake: Six dead, including two high school students. Between 300 and 500 houses damaged. Dozens of mobile homes damaged, including those in the Sunshine Mobile Home Park. Lady Lake Church of God, a steel-reinforced structure built to withstand 150 mph winds, is demolished.

Lake Mack area: 13 dead.

Leesburg: Homes damaged.

Sumter County

Wildwood and the Villages: A tree fell on a mobile home, trapping a resident. Forty-one injured. About 1,000 homes damaged, primarily in the Villages retirement community.

Lake-Volusia County Line

A 1,500-foot WCFB-FM tower and transmitter site toppled.

Marion County

Trees down and two homes damaged.

Volusia County

No fatalities. Fewer than 10 people injured. Preliminary damage assessment is $80-million. About 500 properties damaged, including 300 with major damage.

Orange City: Billboards down and cars damaged along U.S. 17-92.

DeLand: A shopping plaza on Woodland Boulevard that houses a sheriff's district office and social service agencies is damaged. Homes damaged. Several buildings at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on State Road 44 seriously damaged. Daytona Beach Community College's DeLand campus building damaged and littered with debris. DeLand Middle School main building and portable classrooms damaged.

Interstate 4: Highway closed for about three hours in both directions by an accident involving five semitrailer trucks and two other vehicles. Three people were hospitalized. In one accident, the wind lifted one truck and dropped it on another, pinning the driver in his cab.

New Smyrna Beach: 20 homes destroyed and 94 others damaged.

Hontoon Island area: Significant damage, including at the island's historic home and at nearby Bott's Landing.

Deltona: A maintenance worker at Deltona Lakes Elementary School is shocked and critically injured at the school.

Lake Beresford: Three injured.

Central Florida

A large swath between Marion, Lake and Volusia counties: About 20,000 Progress Energy customers without power early Friday morning.

Seminole County

No injuries or fatalities reported. Minor damage reported to homes and buildings.

Sources: Florida Division of Emergency Management, sheriff's offices in Sumter, Seminole, Volusia and Lake counties, National Weather Service, Associated Press.