Tornado damages 80 mobile homes in central Florida

Authorities in Florida say 80 mobile homes have been damaged by a possible tornado touchdown as nasty weather sweeps through Central Florida

Officials in Pasco County, north of Tampa, said 5 homes were deemed unsafe due to major damage, 20 homes have moderate to major damage and 55 homes have minor damage.

Officials said they offered assistance to the affected residents, but all chose to stay with family and friends.

The Lakeland Ledger reported that Marie Weddle was hit on the head when part of her condominium's roof collapsed in Lake Wales, which is in Polk County.

A neighbor told the paper that Weddle was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

Forecasters predicted that a cold front from the west Thursday night would sweep more rain into the area Thursday night into Friday afternoon.