Tornado tears path through Coquina Beach

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No one was injured when a late afternoon storm Aug. 9 brought a waterspout ashore and toppled one of the Coquina Beach lifeguard towers.
A tiki hut was thrown by a tornado across the concession area Aug. 9 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Manatee County information outreach manager Nicholas Azzara said the damage from the evening storm’s has yet to be determined.
The roof of a demolished changing room at Coquina Beach lies awash Aug. 9 after a waterspout on the Gulf of Mexico came ashore and the tornado-strength winds tossed buildings and tree branches into the parking area. Waves also washed over the dunes into the parking lot. Islander Courtesy Photos