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Wind sends umbrellas flying at Cocoa Beach

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Updated: 8/04/2013 6:21 pm
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (WFTV) -- A beachgoer has uploaded a YouTube video that shows strong winds picking up more than dozen beach umbrellas at Cocoa Beach.

In the short clip, some beachgoers are scrambling to catch the flying umbrellas. The large beach umbrellas were picked up by strong winds as a storm moved into Cocoa Beach Sunday afternoon.

Several umbrellas were thrown far out into the water after being picked up by the whirling wind, which the National Weather Service said was a gustnado. According to the NWS, a gustnado is a "short-lived, ground-based, shallow vortex that develops on a gust."

Brevard County fire rescue officials said no one was injured during the incident.


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