Tags: Severe Weather | Florida

Seven Hurt as Tornado Collapses Tent at Fla. Airport

Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 01:26 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Tornado warnings issued for central Florida this morning turned into the real thing when a reported tornado collapsed a large tent at a Lakeland airport, initially trapping 70 people and injuring seven..

An air show was in progress at the airport when the storm ravaged the area, and intial reports said the collapsed structure was a hangar.

Rainfall battered the Interstate 4 corridor from the Tampa area to Orlando at midmorning, when the warnings were issued.

The storm downed power lines, causing traffic crashes. It also prompted delays at Orlando International Airport.

There were unconfirmed reports of a tornado touching down in the Kathleen area of Polk County.

It was the second day of gusty storms in the region. On Wednesday, strong winds blew a Carnival cruise ship from its dock at Cape Canaveral and flipped a tractor-trailer on its side while it drove on Interstate 95 in Brevard County. The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at a Titusville hospital.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rap Mogul Suge Knight Investigated in Deadly Hit-and-Run

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 06:41 AM

Death Row Records founder Marion Suge Knight turned himself into authorities early Friday after his attorney said the  . . .

'Ebola Czar' Ron Klain Will Leave Job Feb. 15

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 22:32 PM

The Obama administration's "Ebola czar" will leave his post on Feb. 15, although he said there is still work to do at er . . .

Texas Executes Killer Who Claimed Mental Impairment

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:41 PM

The state of Texas on Thursday executed a convicted rapist-killer whose lawyers argued was severely mentally impaired, h . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved