Debby's Wrath and No More Outdoor Swigwam
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Devastation in Pass-A-Grille (Photos): It will be some time before Pass-A-Grille, a historic Gulf beach district, recovers from Tropical Storm Debby's wrath. A tornado that ripped through Pass-A-Grille Sunday tore apart buildings and left residents to pick up the pieces.
'Tornado Ripped Through Paradise': Andrea Hamilton was enjoying a night out at the Wharf when she heard about the tornado watch and tropical storm warning. Andrea Hamilton headed home to safety. Only her home was the not the safe haven she thought it would be.
No More Outside Seating at the Swigwam: People who enjoy sitting out in front of the Swigwam to enjoy a drink only have 30 more days to do it. The St. Pete Beach City Commission voted 3-2 against allowing the Swigwam to retain it's outdoor seating.
Debby Wipes Out Young Seabirds: The tropical storm washed hundreds of eggs out to sea. Humans interfered by bringing young chicks into the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, ending their chance to learn to forage on their own in the wild.
Storm-Related Death Reported in Indian Rocks Beach: A 71-year-old resident drowned in floodwater outside his home over the weekend. An autopsy confirmed his death was related to Tropical Storm Debby.