The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in Pasco County Sunday morning, bringing with it wind speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
For residents along Atis Street in New Port Richey, it was a frightening start to their Sunday morning.
"I was in the back room, rain was falling straight down, next thing you know everything's flying sideways," said Austin Runyan, an Atis Street resident.
The winds were so powerful, trees were ripped from the ground. A trampoline could also be seen flying down the street, eventually landing in a neighbor's front yard.
One resident said she had a front row seat to Mother Nature's scary performance. Her near-brush with death is something she won't soon forget.
"The tornado came, and lifted the tree up, it spun around and landed where you see it now. Then there was a tree that literally fell and snapped as soon as I ran into the house," said resident Jodi Schultz.
The falling trees caused live wire to spark, quickly turning into flames.
"I looked up in the tree and saw smoke," said Runyan. "It's crazy how fast everything can happen."
Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to the frantic 9-1-1 calls, isolated the fire, then assisted neighbors as the clean up process began.
While the frightening experience is something no one in the neighborhood wants to relive, residents said they are just thankful it wasn't any worse.
"I hope to never see it again. It was very scary for everybody," said Schultz.
No injuries were reported during the storm, and power has since been restored to the neighborhood.