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Tornado damages homes in Polk County

A tornado and a water spout caused damage to several homes in Polk County yesterday afternoon as a result of the storm system of Tropical Storm Debby.  The neighborhood affected the most was the Renaissance area.  Residents saw the water spout along Country Club Road which is an area surrounded by …

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Florida building codes could protect buildings in tornado-prone areas

While looking at the destruction left in the wake of a large tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, some Florida engineers wondered whether the damaged buildings would have fared better had they been built to Florida building codes, which account for strong weather conditions produced by hurricanes. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta …

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