I thought it was import to once again post this information as I've gotten word from friends around the country that they don't know where the tornado's touched down in reference to where people they know are. No maps are being shown to those of you around the country. I've borrowed maps from our local news as I'm not that good with Central Florida either. Also, please remember cell phone coverage is VERY SPOTTY right now, if you can not get thru don't panic, just keep trying. It's even hard for us with cell phones to call out. Try to email your friends or family. Also, I ordered a Midland NOAA Weather Radio last night (My Mom wanted me to) it will only make noise if there is a Tornado Warning in the area, it's like an alarm clock and I got a good price. Here is the site and radio I ordered Weather Radio Store . Channel 9 WFTV says it is one of the better ones out there, and many interviewed yesterday said these radios saved their lives. Yesterday Wesh.com had continous converage online, you may also want to try Wftv.com. Below the maps I have included phone numbers and shelter information. If ANYONE needs any help trying to locate someone please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do what I can. After the hurricanes hit Miss. I was able to make sure friends were ok via message boards online, the power of the internet is a wonderful thing durning such a hard time.
This first map is from Channel 13 News and shows where the main tornado's you have been shownon the national news have touched down. The second map is from Channel 13's sister station WFTV Channel 9. I added in Daytona Beach so that those of you around the country could get an idea of where we are and outlined the area.
Here are some important phone numbers in case you are looking for a loved one:
LAKE COUNTY CITIZENS' INFORMATION LINE: 352-343-9732 For people that lived in the Lady Lake The Villages.
LAKE CO. SHELTERS
LAKE CO. SHELTERS (SPECIAL NEEDS)
CITIZENS' INFORMATION LINE: 866-345-0345
DELAND INFORMATION LINE: 386-626-7159 OR 386-626-7086
NEW SMYRNA BEACH INFORMATION LINE: 386-424-2113 OR 386-424-2114
VOLUSIA CO. SHELTERS
SUMTER COUNTY COUNTY INFORMATION LINE: 352-751-7110
SUMTER CO. SHELTERS