Venice, Florida - By late morning, Tropical Storm Andrea had made its entrance along Florida's Gulf Coast. The storm's force rolled in high surf and swallowed the South Jetty in Venice.

Tropical Storm Andrea's waves spent hours crashing into the rocks, dragging in sand, seaweed... and the curious.

"I love it," says beachgoer Allie. "[My] favorite time to go to the beach is hurricanes and tropical storms."

Wind gusts were strong enough to split trees into pieces, carrying some onto roof tops and cars in South Venice.

"I've never in my life encountered that sound. Very, very scary," says Tina Kranc. She happened to be looking for the latest weather news and stopped on 10 News at just the right time: meteorologist Bobby Deskins was on-air talking about a Tornado Warning.

Tina says, "You always listen to Bobby. Get to your safe place, I did. The only safe place I knew ... is my bathroom. And Bobby, I went to my bathroom. Thanks for your advice. I'm safe."

Sarasota Emergency Officials say Tropical Storm Andrea caused minor damage, including coastal flooding along Beach Road on Siesta Key. It also knocked down some trees and limbs and some power lines.

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