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***STORM UPDATE FROM EUSTIS***

RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2007

EUSTIS - The following information is an update from the Lake County Sheriff's Office command center at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, located at 218 Oklawaha Ave. in Eustis.

• The American Red Cross has established a shelter at Bay Street Baptist Church, located at 1806 S. Bay St. in Eustis.

• Estimated storm damage has been localized to a six block area bound by the streets of Haselton (east boundary) and Bay (west boundary) and the avenues of Lakeview (south boundary) and Orange (north boundary).

• Residents in this area should stay in their homes due to the potential of downed power lines. Residents that need to seek shelter should proceed to Bay Street Baptist Church.

• Progress Energy is on the scene and will be shutting off power to the area.

• Law enforcement personnel are currently conducting door-to-door well-being checks of the area.

• At this time, no major injuries have been reported.

• The Lake County Sheriff's Office asks that media representatives report to the Catholic Church.

For media updates, contact Sgt. John Herrell at (352) or Chris Patton at (352) 455-0445.

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