Published: Apr 01, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 01, 2011 9:33 AM EDT

LAKELAND, FL - After strong storms swept through the Tampa area, clouds began rolling in to Lakeland. The Sun n Fun Aviation expo was in full swing, then the wind started to blow. Witness, Don Abbott, from southwest Florida says, heavy rains and strong winds forced everyone to seek shelter. For 18  long  minutes Abbott says he listened to thunder and hail battering the hanger he and dozens of others were in. When they were able to emerge all they could see was destruction. Planes tossed about like toys, damage possibly running into the millions.