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National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes in Tampa Bay area Wednesday

Pinellas had an EF-2 and Lakeland had an EF-1
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Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 02:23:24-05

The National Weather Service has confirmed there were two tornadoes in the Tampa Bay area Wednesday.

An EF-2 and an EF-1 tornado touched down in Tampa Bay.

Pinellas County was hit with the EF-2 tornado that was on the ground for about 13 miles. The NWS said the start time of the tornado was around 3:49 p.m. and lasted until 4:11 p.m.

Pinellas Park police said there were around 25 structures damaged due to the tornado.

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In Lakeland, the NWS said there was an EF-1 tornado around 4:53 p.m. The tornado was on the ground for about 12 miles.

Thankfully, there were no injuries or deaths reported.