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A microburst was the likely cause of damage to an RV community in Marion County, Fla., weather officials told television station WKMG.

Four campers were damaged and part of the roof was torn off a house Sunday (June 21) in the Oak Tree Village Apartments and Campground near Interstate 75 north of U.S. Highway 27.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said it was likely a microburst, not a tornado, that caused the damage.  According to NWS, a microburst is a downdraft in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.  Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce, the NWS said.

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