Comcast was assessing damage Fri morning after a series of tornadoes struck central FL overnight, killing 14 and destroying dozens of homes. All employees were accounted for and OK, a rep said. Most outages in the area, which includes Lady Lake, resulted from a loss of power. There was 1 fiber cut, but it had already been fixed by 1pm Fri. A spokeswoman said Fri afternoon that 4-7 nodes were affected, with the bulk of those directly relating to the power outage. Bright House reported that 4 employees in its Central FL div suffered significant damage to their homes. The MSO has given them emergency, paid time off, and some technicians are helping them get settled. Most of Bright House’s storm problems stemmed from power outages, though one fiber cut was quickly repaired. Bright House’s Central Florida News 13 has teamed with the Red Cross to man an emergency phone bank for donations and info.

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