Sunday storms ripped through the bay area

- Sunday's storms took down trees, damaged homes and caused scattered power outages throughout the area. Counties to the north were the hardest hit.

Across Pasco County, officials said there were scattered power outages and winds that caused tree limbs to break windows and down power lines.

Emergency management officials received more than a dozen reports including minor power outages, snapped trees and minor street flooding. Areas impacted included Hudson Beach, Sea Ranch and Green Key.

In New Port Richey, high winds ripped the porch awning from the backside of a house, tossing it to the front yard. Robyn Albala described the damage to her neighbor's home

Some said they’ve never witnessed such high winds before. In Zephyrhills the high winds lifted an aluminum roof off a mobile home in the Green Hill Estates community.

Jim Karins, the owner of the home said he was outside watching the storm when the wind peeled the roof right off his home and sent it flying in pieces into the home next door.

“I think I held my breath the whole time watching it,”  Karins said.

In New Port Richey, high winds ripped the porch awning from the backside of a house, tossing it to the front yard. Robyn Albala described the damage to her neighbor's home.

"We heard a loud sound. It sounded like thunder, maybe something crashing. We came outside and did not see to much because we did not want to step outside because of the wind," said Albala. "Later we saw the neighbor's awning from the back yard in the front yard."

The Pasco County Emergency Management Center remained activated until just before midnight, as the weather system moved out of the area.

Cleanup continues for those impacted by the storm.
 

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