Storms Disrupts Tampa Bay

Tampa_Storm_2013A Sunday afternoon storm toppled utility poles, canceled a professional volleyball tournament and delayed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first home game of the season, whipping across the area with winds in excess of 50 mph.

The worst winds died down by early evening, but the rain drizzle will continue until late in the night, Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik said.

Traffic was expected to be diverted through the night at Starkey and Bryan Dairy roads in Largo, where a traffic signal was damaged by the weather.

At the height of the storm, wind knocked down at least 10 utility poles in Pinellas County, in some cases blocking intersections or crashing into homes.

Source: Tampa Bay Times