TAMPA, Fla. - Thunderstorms crashed across the Tampa Bay area on Monday, closing bridges, damaging structures, and knocking out power.
High winds pushed over a boat and trailer onto a car near Evergreen St. in Clearwater. Nearby, a carport was torn from a home.
In Brandon, there was a car crash near Lakewood Ave and Brandon Blvd., and power in the area was shut down for a short time for about 1,600 customers, according to TECO's website.
The bridge to Davis Islands was temporarily closed shortly after 10 p.m., after a large sign fell into the roadway. Officials worked feverishly to reopen the only route to Tampa General Hospital.
Also in downtown Tampa, tents and potted plants that were set up near the Franklin St. entrance to the Convention Center were knocked down.
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