NWS confirms tornado in New Port Richey

Posted at 7:21 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 09:37:33-05

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - The National Weather Service is confirming a tornado touched down on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The weather service tweeted that wind speeds reached between 90 and 100 miles per hour in New Port Richey early Sunday.

No injuries were reported but the storm blew down trees limbs and power lines.

Pasco Fire Rescue reported tree limbs were blocking streets and said the storm had damaged a car.

Heavy rains and strong winds blew throughout the central part of Florida on Sunday.