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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH (CBS4) -Wicked weather on the southwest coast spawned several tornadoes which damaged nearly 150 homes and business.

In Largo, a dozen homes were completely destroyed; hundreds of people were left without power.

In Indian Rocks Beach, south of Clearwater, Virginia Armstrong said was watching TV when her daughter called to warn her about the tornado. Seconds later, she could see the sky through her roof. She survived, but the roof and back wall of her home are gone.

Officials said the area was littered with snapped utility poles and downed trees after Thursday’s storm.

More than a dozen building, mostly businesses, were also damaged in Pinellas Park.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)



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