Three tornadoes touch down in Florida; some damage reported
Storms across Florida today created three tornadoes that touched down in the region, and caused some damage such as roof damage, uprooting trees, and closing schools to keep everyone safe.
There were no injuries reported and the storms did blow over the region fairly quickly, but this is just the latest in a series of storms in that region and in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgis, Kentucky, and other parts of Florida.
These tornadoes touched down just north of Tampa, but over twenty counties in the state were on Tornado watch.
"To our knowledge, there's been no true structure damage and no injuries," said Jim Martin, Emergency Management Director for Pasco County north of Tampa, where at least one twister was spotted Tuesday morning,
Martin said high winds damaged about 25 homes and flipped over one car. Students were evacuated from trailer classrooms at some Tampa-area schools.
In the centre of the state, some homes were damaged, and a train collided with a fallen tree on the tracks. 70,000 customers were without power for a while, and about 14,500 are still without power.
Crews in Atlanta are still working to clear up from yesterday's storm, and some customers are still waiting for their power in come back on.