DeLand hit with EF-2 tornado with 115 mph winds, NWS said

“We’ve been through these events enough to know the best way to clear these roads and get the power on and working with Duke Energy, pairing their crew with our crew. We can’t move the trees unless the power has been de-energized. And they can’t repair their power unless the roads are clear and trees are off the road,” Bartlett said. “Obviously in the past few years we’ve been through a lot of hurricane events, and in a some ways this is similar. We just didn’t have 40 hours to prepare. We had four minutes to prepare.”