Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 13.29 Miles
-- Width 450 Yards
County/Area VOLUSIA
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-02 03:55:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3W BERESFORD
Begin Lat/Lon 29/-81.3778
End Date 2007-02-02 04:10:00.0 EST-5
End Location 6NE LAKE HELEN
End Lat/Lon 29.0389/-81.1627
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 42/0
Property Damage 52.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
Event Narrative The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 21 61 156.000M 0.00K
LADY LAKE LAKE CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:17 EST-5 Tornado EF3 8 10 52.000M 0.00K
TURPENTINE LAKE CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:37 EST-5 Tornado EF3 13 9 46.000M 0.00K
BERESFORD VOLUSIA CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:55 EST-5 Tornado EF3 0 42 52.000M 0.00K
(EVB)NEW SMYRNA BEACH AIRPORT VOLUSIA CO. FL 02/02/2007 04:22 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 6.000M 0.00K
Totals: 21 61 156.000M 0.00K