Twenty mobile homes damaged from possible tornado

Photographer: Fox 29 viewer Russ Graves
Photographer: Fox 29 viewer Russ Graves

VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) - About 20 mobile homes have been damaged in western Indian River County from a possible tornado, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.

According to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper reporter Adam Neal, a dozen more have received cosmetic damage from the storms.

A tornado warning was in effect from 11:30 until around 12:52 p.m. Monday for Indian River County and St. Lucie County. Martin County's tornado warning ended around 12:40 p.m. Monday.

Indian River County Schools were under a "code yellow" during the tornado warning, meaning the schools are on lockdown.

Emergency crews are responding to a report of serious storm damage in the 1400 block of 82nd Avenue, Vero Palm Estates, Paradise Park, Country Side and other communities just east of I-95 and south of State Road 60.

There are no injuries reported at this time.

Sheriff's office spokesperson Jeff Luther said deputies and emergency officials are at the scene. "One [of the mobile homes] had the roof taken off of it," Luther said. "We're trying to asses the damage and injuries."

There's confirmed damage to at least one home on Flamingo in Vero Palm Estates.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain has been moving up from the south along the coast and eastern side of Indian River County.

There's gusty winds predicted over the next 45 minutes or so.

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers contributed to this report.

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