Damage From TS Andrea Smashes In Homes And Buildings In Florida

10:40 PM, Jun 6, 2013   |    comments
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Florida -- The first tropical storm of the season is making its mark on the Sunshine State. But Andrea's expected path could impact millions of people along the east coast before it's all said and done.

The storm is far from over, but some people in Florida are already cleaning up. Floridians have seen destructive tropical storms before. The hurricane season just started, and the first one is doing some damage.

It's already produced at least six tornadoes, gusty winds, and flooding.

In Palm Beach County, the winds were strong enough to smash windshields, tear doors out of their frames, and even toss cars.

In Gulfport, Andrea's strong winds threw the limbs of a giant tree through a popular café. Luckily, the restaurant was closed when it happened. The tree fell right through the dining area. Dozens of neighbors, including the mayor, immediately came to help in the clean-up.

Read here: Tropical Storm Andrea: Tree falls onto Yummy's restaurant in Gulfport

In Clearwater, it wasn't just people feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Andrea. On Thursday morning, a roof collapsed on the kennel for adoptable dogs at the Humane Society. Twenty dogs and one staff member were inside, but no one was hurt.

Read here: Tropical Storm Andrea: Storm collapses roof at Pinellas County Humane Society

Much of the damage was caused by strong winds. For the most part, they were all EF-0 tornadoes with peak winds around 85 mph.

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