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Severe weather damages homes in Okeechobee Co.

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Storms caused damage as they swept across Okeechobee County Thursday morning, according to sheriff's office.

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Seventeen homes were damaged and three were destroyed, Sheriff Noel Stephen said at an afternoon news conference.

"By the grace of God, no one died," Sheriff Stephen said.

A woman was injured and taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Her exact condition was not known.

“You don’t’ know what to do. You don’t’ know whether… to start picking, start cleaning or start crying,” Rodney Kemple said when he saw that his mobile home had been destroyed.

Fort Drum Community Church has been set up as a shelter.

An Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said campers were reported overturned near Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.  

On US 441 near Fort Drum fallen limbs were blocking streets, she said.  

And at mile markers 183 and 184 several wrecks were reported on the Turnpike.

Hail was also reported in Indian River County.

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