In this photo released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows an uprooted tree in Brandon, Fla. Thursday March 31, 2011. A strong band of thunderstorms and tornadoes sweep across Tampa Bay and Central Florida causing minor damage. (AP Photo/Hillsborough Country Sheriff's Office, HO)
April 1, 2011 9:29:51 PM PDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - April 1, 2011 --
The National Weather Service has confirmed that nine tornados raked through the Tampa Bay region on Thursday.