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Updated: 09/12/2017 08:30:00AM

Storm jostles downtown Sebring

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Lane Henderson removes tree branches Sept. 11 from Rose Drive in Sebring.

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Broken window and toppled display at Boner Outfitters.

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Toppled tree on South Commerce Drive.

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Awnings downed on North Ridgewood Drive.


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Diane Belcher removes hanging cable from North Ridgewood Drive business Nearly New.

By MARC VALERO

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SEBRING — Downtown Sebring appeared to survive hurricane Irma without sustaining major damage, but some buildings in town and likely across the county encountered water intrusion and roof damage.

Diane Belcher removed hanging cable from north Ridgewood Drive business nearly new.

As the owner of the building she was checking for any damage.

She noticed a piece of concrete sitting perilously on the top edge of the building.

Belcher’s sister, Brenda Keel, said she had trouble sleeping all Sunday night with the intensity of the storm.

A corner window at Boner Outfitters blew out from the storm knocking over merchandise that was on display inside.

A line of awnings, also on North Ridgewood Drive, were knocked down to the sidewalk.

The streets were mostly clear of storm debris, but a large section of an oak tree blocked the north lane of South Commerce Avenue near the Government Center and large oaks covered a section of Jasmine Way off of Lakeview Drive.

There were some low hanging and downed power lines including a downed line on Magnolia Avenue near Lakeview Drive and a low line on Lakeview Drive near the VFW.

Traffic singles were out in many locations, but remained operational at some spots including the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard.


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