NewsState

Actions

Weather service confirms tornado along Florida's Gulf Coast

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WPTV.png
Posted at 9:04 PM, Dec 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-09 21:37:12-05

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming a tornado touched down on Florida's Gulf Coast.

RELATED: 🌤 More Weather Links | Radar | Latest Forecast | 7-Day ForecastAlerts | 📲 Download WPTV app | 💻 Signup: Get weather delivered to your inbox

The weather service tweeted that wind speeds reached between 90 and 100 mph in New Port Richey early Sunday.

No injuries were reported but the storm blew down tree limbs and power lines.

Pasco Fire Rescue reported tree limbs were blocking streets and said the storm had damaged a car.

Heavy rains and strong winds blew throughout the central part of Florida on Sunday.