Thursday, March 31, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Suspected Tornado Collapses Airport Hangar, Trapping 70

At least 70 people are trapped in a collapsed building at a central Florida airport after severe weather hit the region, Fox News confirms.

An air show was taking place at the Lakeland Regional Airport when the violent weather tore through.

Powerful winds, severe thunderstorms and some tornadoes are sweeping across Tampa Bay and central Florida.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said Thursday that a tractor-trailer was blown over on its side and fell on two vehicles. All of the people involved declined medical treatment.

At the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, several small planes were blown over and there are multiple reports of downed trees and power lines.

Winds gusted up to 90 miles per hour in Tampa, and emergency crews were responding to a report of a building collapse with no injuries.

A janitor at an elementary school in a suburb northwest of downtown Tampa was taken to a hospital after he lightning struck near him.

It was the second day of strong storms in the region. (read more)