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WNY native shares pictures of damage from Orlando area

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 12:35:56-04

The wind from Hurricane Irma was insane, said Lackawanna native Melissa Johns.

Johns and her husband moved from Western New York to the Orlando area about a year and-a-half ago. Irma was their first major hurricane.

The storm's powerful winds brought down a number of large trees at their apartment complex in Altamonte Springs and caused ponds and streams in the area to overflow.

Walt Disney World nearby closed for two days because of the hurricane. It reopened Tuesday morning.

During the height of the hurricane, the region was also under a tornado warning.

"I will take a blizzard over that," she said.