"I went outside for a minute and all the trees started to lay down. I ran inside and told them to get on the floor and cover the kids. It all happened so fast."
_ Curtis Hanlon, who was with his family in their mobile home southeast of Tampa International Airport when a tornado hit
"I was very rudely awakened by stuff hitting me in the face. I stood up. The wind was blowing so hard I couldn't move."
_ Evelyn Wienecke, 78, of Pinellas Park, who was dozing in a lounge chair when a twister hit, destroying her house at 6325 102nd Terr.
John Schwartz, above, looks over damage to his family's truck, car and mobile home at Travel World Trailer Park on U.S. 19 between Pinellas Park and Clearwater after a tornado sent a trailer crashing into them Saturday. Right, medical workers remove a victim from the debris of a Pinellas Park home. At least three people died countywide.
The Oakhaven area, northeast of 102nd Avenue N and 66th Street in Pinellas Park, was among the Pinellas County areas hardest hit by the tornadoes, which packed up to 90-mph winds.
A Pinellas Park firefighter looks for victims in the rubble during a house-to-house search in the Beacon Run subdivision. Extensive damage kept the firefighter from fully searching the house.
David Samples, right, gathers belongings from a room in the Birdsong Gulf Beach Apartments on Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. A tornado blew the roof off his second-floor room. "I thought it was a bomb," said Samples, who had just arrived Friday on vacation from Duluth, Ga.