NORTH PORT, Fl. — The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay confirmed a tornado hit North Port on Thursday.
They said the tornado was an EF-0 with wind speeds up to 85 mph causing damage to a few homes in the Heron Creek Community area.
Natalie Hart said the tornado damaged her pool cage, and video from around her home showed how the powerful winds sent her patio furniture flying.
The NWS updated this storm report on Monday morning after reviewing radar scans and video sent in by Hart.
NORTH PORT TORNADO: @NWSTampaBay updated the storm reports for Thursday based on this video and radar scans. They say this was an EF0 tornado with wind speeds near 85 mph in the Heron Creek Community area. @Fox4Now #northport #swfl pic.twitter.com/7LAAsc8zf5
— Lauren Petrelli (@LPetrelliTV) December 19, 2022