Florida Tornado Damages Cemetery in Clearwater

A tornado blew through Pinellas County, Florida, on December 16, causing property damage, including at a cemetery in Clearwater.

The National Weather Service rated the tornado an EF2, with winds speeds of 111 to 135 mph.

Two buildings were destroyed and five had major damage, according to the NWS. Several buildings in a boat storage facility also had major damage, and large two-ton boats were thrown over.

This video shared by Deb Beachen shows fallen trees and tombstones at a graveyard in Clearwater on December 17.

The tornado in Pinellas County was one of two that blew through Florida on Wednesday, local media reported. Credit: Deb Beachen via Storyful