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Tripadvisor: St. Pete Beach third best beach in U.S., Florida has 7 of top 10

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Seven of the top 10 beaches ranked as the best in the nation by a travel-ratings website are in Florida. TripAdvisor said Wednesday in a news release that the sand at Siesta Key outside Sarasota was the best-rated beach in the nation. Other Gulf Coast beaches weren’t far behind. St. Pete Beach was number 3, followed by Clearwater Beach and Panama City Beach. Hollywood’s beach in South Florida was ranked sixth, followed by Pensacola Beach and St. Augustine Beach near…

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Tornadoes kill 2 in Manatee County, damage homes in Sarasota

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Florida officials say two adults have been killed and four children have been injured after two tornadoes swept through central Florida. Manatee County EMS officials tell WFLA-TV that several people were injured as severe weather pushed through Duette and Siesta Key in Sarasota and Manatee counties early Sunday morning. Sarasota County officials report damage to multiple homes near Siesta Key. At least one home was destroyed and a woman had to be pulled from the wreckage by first responders. Other…

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Clearwater Beach in running for USA Today’s best Florida Beach

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Clearwater Beach is raking in the votes for Best Florida Beach by USA Tody’s 10-best list series. As of right now, it’s the top-ranked beach in the Tampa Bay area. Out of 20 beaches, Clearwater is joined in the vote by its neighbor to the north, Caladesi Island State Park, at number 6. Pass-a-Grille Beach sits at number 5 and Fort de Soto is at number 8. The only beach currently beating Clearwater is Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola.…

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