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See early drone photos and video of tornado damage in Pinellas County

Drone footage over Pinellas County shows the damage left by a tornado early Thursday morning.
 
Tornado damage is seen at the Harbor Pointe Condominiums on Thursday in Dunedin.
Tornado damage is seen at the Harbor Pointe Condominiums on Thursday in Dunedin. [ MAX CHESNES | Times ]
Published Oct. 12, 2023|Updated Oct. 12, 2023

Tornadoes hit the Tampa Bay area early Thursday morning, damaging some areas of Clearwater and Dunedin. Further to the north, Citrus County also reported damage from a tornado.

Tampa Bay Times journalists Max Chesnes and Dirk Shadd flew drones over some of the damage. Here’s some of what they captured.

Homes were damaged along Eldorado Avenue in North Clearwater Beach Thursday.
Homes were damaged along Eldorado Avenue in North Clearwater Beach Thursday. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Tornado damage is seen at the Harbor Pointe Condominiums in Dunedin.
Tornado damage is seen at the Harbor Pointe Condominiums in Dunedin. [ MAX CHESNES | Times ]
Mobile homes were damaged by a tornado that touched down during the early morning hours Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 in Dunedin.
Mobile homes were damaged by a tornado that touched down during the early morning hours Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 in Dunedin. [ MAX CHESNES | Times ]
A couple of tornadoes touched down causing damage to several areas in Pinellas County.
A couple of tornadoes touched down causing damage to several areas in Pinellas County. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Mobile homes were damaged by a tornado that touched down during the early morning hours Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 in Dunedin.
Mobile homes were damaged by a tornado that touched down during the early morning hours Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 in Dunedin. [ MAX CHESNES | Times ]