Published: Mar 31, 2011 5:50 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 31, 2011 2:50 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- High winds, severe thunderstorms and small tornadoes are sweeping across Tampa Bay and central Florida.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue says Thursday that a tractor trailer was blown over on its side and fell on two vehicles. All of the people involved refused medical treatment.

At the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, several small planes were blown over and there are multiple reports of downed trees and power lines.

Wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour were felt in Tampa, and emergency crews were responding to a report of a building collapse with no injuries.

A janitor at an elementary school in a suburb northwest of downtown Tampa was taken to a hospital after he was nearly struck by lightning.

It was the second day of gusty storms in the region.

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