ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Thousands of homes were without power Monday night after evening thunderstorms passed through the area.
According to Duke Energy, roughly 6,000 customers were without power in southern Pinellas County as of 10:30 p.m. Monday. The largest outages included customers on Paradise Key south, Isla Del Sol, and in the neighborhoods of Clearvista, St. Pete Heights, and Magnolia Heights.
It could be some time before customers get power back. Duke Energy originally estimated power restoration would be complete by 3 a.m. Tuesday for customers, but several hundred were still without power at 5:20 a.m. The updated restoration time on Duke's website is 11 a.m. for Pinellas customers.
The storms prompted a brief tornado warning from the National Weather Service as a waterspout moved onto land, but the warning was canceled in just minutes and no damage was reported from the waterspout, the National Weather Service said.