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Friday, November 4, 2022

Damage assessments taking place in The Villages in wake of Hurricane Ian

Damage assessments were taking place this morning in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

The Villages appears to have dodged a bullet as the storm took a southward track. Power outages were at a minimum. Palm fronds were down on roadways and in common areas.

Villages-News.com’s Ron Clark was out this morning surveying the damage.

Lots of storm debris was down at Lake Sumter Landing
Lots of storm debris was down at Lake Sumter Landing.
Plenty of palm fronds were down from the storm
Plenty of palm fronds were down from the storm.
The water was choppy at Lake Sumter
The water was choppy at Lake Sumter.

The storm moved through The Villages and was later downgraded to a tropical storm.

The Sumter County Emergency Operations Center reported the following damage:

  • A traffic signal at U.S. Hwy. 301 at County Road 472 was out. The Florida Department of Transportation was  investigating.
  • A mobile home on County Road 675 sustained damage due to a fallen tree.
  • There were multiple traffic signals out in Bushnell due to power loss.
  • There is a report of a tree down on County Road 229 that will be reviewed when the wind speed reduces for crews to investigate and address the issue.

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