Watch: Waterspout sends beach umbrella flying along Florida beach
Video shows a rather large funnel from what had been a waterspout that blew onto the shore at Plunge Beach resort in Fort Lauderdale, sending beach furniture flying through the air.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- What was likely supposed to be a relaxing day along a Florida beach Thursday afternoon turned into quite the adventure when a waterspout swirled ashore.
A video from Jennifer Smith shows a rather large funnel from what had been a waterspout that blew onto the shore at Plunge Beach resort in Fort Lauderdale.
The National Weather Service had issued a Special Marine Warning for the waterspout that included the beach area where the twister eventually came ashore.
Several onlookers stared in amazement as sand swirled around the now-tornado but became surprised when the funnel picked up a beach umbrella and tossed it several yards inland.
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There were no reports of any injuries or major damage, but even small waterspouts and tornadoes such as this one can be dangerous.
In August, a woman in South Carolina was killed when she was struck by a beach umbrella that was picked up amid a strong sea breeze.