'Amazing' Waterspout Spotted Off Florida Coastline

A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Destin, Florida, on Tuesday, August 16.

This footage posted to Facebook by Gina Romans shows the waterspout spinning in the distance. Other social media users posted similar videos of the phenomenon.

“Amazing. Here I am on a balcony just watching it safely,” Romans says in the background of the video. Credit: Gina Romans via Storyful

Video Transcript

GINA ROMANS: Yep, there it is.

[WIND HOWLING]

Very. This is Matthew Boulevard in Destin, Florida, named after the disciples. This is Crystal Beach. The streets here Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Amazing.

When we were stationed at Fort Sill, I was hiding in a closet from a tornado. And here I am on a balcony just watching it safely.