Storms bring damage, traffic woes, delayed flights

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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.