ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Much of Florida was being hit Friday by strong storms that were also creating a threat of tornadoes in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.
Residents of Central Florida were told to check their flights before heading to the Orlando International Airport, where a number of delays and cancelations were reported.
The storm system is being blamed for the death of an 8-year-old girl in Florida. The Leon County Sheriff's Office says a tree fell Friday into a house in Woodville south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a 12-year-old boy. The office said in a statement that the girl died at the hospital while the boy has non-life-threatening injuries. Their names weren't immediately released.
Friday night is expected to bring improved conditions, paving the way for a beautiful holiday weekend across all of Florida.
The National Weather Service Melbourne says that we can also expect hail on Friday, but the main threat will be from damaging winds.
Apr 18 | A line of strong to severe storms will move across much of east central FL tomorrow during the afternoon and evening. Main threat is from damaging winds, but hail and an isolated tornado are also possible. Stay Weather Aware! pic.twitter.com/HtYMvdoCSF— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) April 18, 2019
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