Former Tropical Storm Nestor makes landfall

2:59 p.m. ET, October 19, 2019

Storm surges possible from Nestor

Storm surge values from former Tropical Storm Nestor ranged from 2 to 3 three feet Saturday morning along the Big Bend region.

"There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation of up to 5 feet about ground level along the Florida Gulf Coast from Indian Pass to Clearwater Beach, where a storm surge warning is in effect," the hurricane center said. "Residents in these areas should follow advice given by local officials."
2:29 p.m. ET, October 19, 2019

Semi truck overturns after tornado reported on roadway in Florida

A reported tornado passed over the roadway and caused a tractor trailer “to overturn” onto another vehicle on Interstate-4 in Polk County, according to Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant (FHP) Steve Gaskins.

Debris from the impact then struck two other cars, both those vehicles were able to come to a “controlled stop,” a FHP press release said.

Westbound I-4 lanes were closed following the accident at 11 p.m. ET Thursday until 1:30 a.m. Friday. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash, the release said.