Volunteers help clean up after storm damages roof of St. Pete Ballet Conservatory

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Amidst a severe thunderstorm, emergency crews are responding to flooding and minor storm damage in parts of southern Pinellas County.

Volunteers showed up in droves to help clean up the St. Pete Ballet Conservatory studio, where the roof partially collapsed. 

The building is in Gulfport, in the area of 49 Street S and 15th Avenue S. 

The National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 50 mph at nearby Clam Bayou Nature Park at about the time they discovered the damage.

Meanwhile, street flooding was becoming an issue in some areas of St. Petersburg. Water along 5th Avenue N and nearby streets was interfering with the evening commute.

Duke Energy reported over 4,000 customers without power as of 6 p.m.