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"Storm chasers" trying to rip off local homeowners?

"Storm chasers" trying to rip off local homeowners?

Largo, Florida -- The roof on Steve Sieminski's home has multiple holes, covered up by large blue tarps. What he didn't realize is, after Thursday's storms, that it would make him a target.


"There's probably been a dozen different people stop by the house in the last two days wanting to do this and wanting to do that," Sieminski described.


In his case, the insurance company gave him a list of recommended contractors, but he's still being careful.

Gulf Blvd. to open again after storm

Gulf Blvd. to open again after storm

Pinellas Beaches - Pinellas deputies have been advised by Progress Energy that the section of Gulf Boulevard between Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach which was previously closed is now open again.

 

There is still quite a bit of storm debris in the area, but Progress Energy has been working to remove downed wires and poles, and is finishing up that portion of the clean-up at this time.

 

Update: Skyway Bridge reopened

Update: Skyway Bridge reopened

**Update: The Skyway Bridge is now re-opened to ALL vehicular traffic**

Saint Petersburg, FL -- The Florida Highway Patrol has announced that the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is now closed to all high-profile vehicles due to weather related issues. 

Other traffic may continue to use the bridge at this time.

Dunedin fire leaves home unlivable

Dunedin fire leaves home unlivable

Dunedin, FL -- At 11:05 this morning, Dunedin firefighters responded to a fire at a home in the Weybridge Subdivision after lightning struck the roof. 

There were two adults and two dogs in the home, on 1338 Weybridge Lane, in Dunedin at the time of the fire, according to the Dunedin Fire Department.  

They were able to get out of the home before the fire department's arrival.

St. Pete weathers severe storm

St. Pete weathers severe storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Despite some felled trees, including a giant one on 40th Ave NE (pictured), St. Pete appears to have weathered Thursday's severe weather well.

A number of fallen trees and power issues were reported, but compared to some of the damage on the Pinellas County beaches, the City of St. Pete had limited problems as of Thursday afternoon.

Feathersound Damage

Feathersound Damage

Clearwater, FL -- Looks like Feathersound got it really bad today, and all of us at 10 News hope that everyone is safe. 

10 News viewer Jeff Arthur sent us these photos and video of his neighborhor's house and their 60-year-old tree that was roughed up during today's storm. 

Seminole tornado damage

This video of Thursday morning's storm damage was taken in the neighborhood of Seminole Blvd and 113 St. N. in Seminole.

Trees falling over cars and damaging roofs, overturned RVs, and roads completely blocked are some of the effects Seminole saw after the storm.

Do you have photos or video of similar damage? Share them with us by emailing neighborhoodnews@wtsp.com.