Gainesville Residents Clean Up Damage From Severe Storms
The storms that ripped through North Central Florida Friday night brought down trees, flooded streets, and left many residents without power.
With high winds and a lot of rain, the storm caused some major damage in Alachua County. Bringing down massive trees and a lot of power lines, residents are finding that there's a lot of cleaning up to do.
"I heard a bang on my house and could see through the windows orange sparks flying everywhere," Billy Downey said.
Downey said he's lucky his car is just trapped by the trees.He describes the storm as being horrific.
"It was the worst one I ever been in," he said. "It was like the end of the world when I looked up and seen the transformers glowing in the sky and stuff and heard the explosions."
Northwest Gainesville received most of the damage. GRU reported that 5,000 customers lost power and as of 12 p.m. Saturday, 500 hundred are still without it.
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