Lake City Residents Cleanup Mess Left Behind by Severe Storms
Published March 26th, 2013
LAKE CITY - Residents around north central Florida are still cleaning up after a line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area over the weekend, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
The sound of chainsaws filled the air of Lake City on Monday as residents there began to pick up the pieces left behind by the storms, which according to Emergency Management officials, brought near hurricane force winds to some parts of Columbia County.
Columbia County's Emergency Management director Shane Morgan says his agency clocked winds blowing at nearly 70 miles-per-hour on Saturday afternoon.
Lake City resident Joe Irizarry says he was in his living room watching the news when he suddenly felt the ground shake. Irizarry then went outside only to find the nearly 20 foot tree next to his home had collapsed onto his bedroom.
The tree fell just inches away from his bed. Irizarry says he's grateful nobody was in the room when the tree toppled over.
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