A waterspout wreaked havoc and injured two people at Clearwater Beach in Florida. The turbulent weather hit Florida’s Gulf Coast, bringing widespread mayhem and disorder. No watches or warnings existed when the winds unexpectedly impacted. Cabanas and chairs were tossed around, and beachgoers were terrified.
Authorities have identified the two Kansas visitors injured by the flying debris as a 70-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man.
About four hours after the marine tornado struck, the Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department issued a statement. Unidentified lifeguards provided initial care for the two wounded visitors before they were sent to Morton Plant Hospital. According to remarks made by the fire and rescue team, the degree of their injuries was unknown but considered minimal.
Somewhere above the Gulf of Mexico is where the spout originated. The weather has returned to normal after generating chaos in the Tampa area. Clearwater, Florida, is located west of Orlando and is often considered to have the greatest beaches in the United States.
Monday brings more isolated storms to the area. At least one person was killed Friday at 11:40 p.m. when a land-type tornado struck Louin, a tiny village of around 275 inhabitants. The National Weather Service also issued warnings for tornadoes for the Mississippi counties of Snell, Mount Olive, Collins, and Bassfield. The states of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi will remain under a Tornado Watch until Monday at 8 a.m.
Over 50 million Americans are still under severe weather warnings after a series of storms blasted over the South last week. Five people were killed, three of whom were from Perryton, Texas.
Tallahassee, Florida is also in increased danger of severe weather, high winds, and rain. Since extensive, vigorous precipitation is more common in the spring, the storm system was unusual for the time of year.