Mother Nature provided a gut punch to Crystal River with an early Thursday morning tornado that ripped through a city still recovering from Hurricane Idalia flooding six weeks ago.
Homes and businesses over a 2-mile path sustained heavy damage or were destroyed in a suspected tornado that touched down shortly after 2 a.m.
There were no reports of death or serious injuries.
Citrus County Schools canceled classes Thursday. A spokeswoman said no schools were damaged; however, power was out at Crystal River Primary School and access to others was potentially blocked by debris.
The storm downed power lines and power poles,
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