July 1, 2013

Tornado Hits Florida Airport, Trapping 70

Fox News is reporting that a powerful tornado has hit the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida trapping as many as 70 people in a collapsed building.

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Air Show Tornado

Tornado reportedly hits Lakeland Linder Regional Airport while air show is in progress, trapping 70 people in collapsed building.

An air show is reported to be in progress when the heavy weather hit the area.  According to their website, the SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo was scheduled to take place at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport from March 29 to April 3.

High winds, heavy rain, and extreme weather has been reported throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida area in recent days.

For up to the minute weather radar for the Tampa Bay area and Lakeland area – check out the National Weather Service website for the area.

UPDATES from CNN and local tv stations:

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