CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A weak tornado touched down in north Clearwater Beach as severe storms moved into the area overnight.
The National Weather Service told 8 On Your Side the tornado appeared to be an EF-0 (65-85 mph) or EF-1 (86-110 mph). EF-5 tornados can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph.
Officials said at least two houses on Eldorado Avenue sustained damage, but no injuries were reported. The road was closed due to there being pieces of furniture and drywall scattered everywhere.
A bedroom wall collapsed on a woman while she was in bed. However, she was not injured.
“It was like a freight train,” homeowner Cory Jursik said. “It got really loud and it was almost like I could feel the air getting — the wind getting sucked out of the house. So I looked out the front window and it was like rain-wrapped and obviously looked like a tornado and it just came right up through here.”
Power was shut down in the area due to safety reasons.
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