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Storms damage Polk County mobile homes

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: February 13, 2014 at 07:06 AM

At least 17 mobile homes in Polk County were damaged by stormy weather that passed through the Tampa Bay area Wednesday night, officials said.

Polk County Fire Rescue reported that heavy rains and wind damaged homes around Haines City, Fort Meade and Bartow. Three of the homes appeared to suffer structural damage, while the rest seemed to be cosmetic.

No injuries have been reported.

Customers from Duke Energy, Tampa Electric and Lakeland Electric experienced power outages, officials said. On Thursday morning, TECO and Lakeland Electric had restored service and Duke Energy was working on a few outages in Land O’ Lakes and Homasassa Springs, according to the utilities’ websites.

Building officials say they hope to get a better idea of the damage Thursday.

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