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Nestor slows to post-tropical cyclone, makes Florida landfall


Added 10-19-19 04:10:04pm EST - “Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bri...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Nestor slows to post-tropical cyclone, makes Florida landfall”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bringing tornadoes that downed trees and shredded roofs in Gulf Coast towns and a storm surge that washed over streets.

Nestor was downgraded from a tropical storm, its sustained winds decreasing to 45 miles per hour (72 kph) as it reached Florida’s St. Vincent Island, the National Hurricane Center said in an afternoon update.

“There still is a threat of severe weather, with potentially a few tornadoes across the peninsula as we go through the afternoon and evening hours today,” said meteorologist Andrew Orrison of the National Weather Service.

“And there will be possibly a couple of tornadoes across coastal areas of Georgia, South Carolina and southeast North Carolina as we go through the overnight hours and into part of Sunday.”

The storm turned roadways into rivers and left homes and businesses battered in Pinellas County and neighboring parts of Florida, video images showed.

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