The tornado nearing peak strength.
|Date||November 16, 1999|
|Touchdown location||9:05 AM|
> 300 mph
|Damage||$8.5 billion (1999 USD)|
|Areas affected|| Portland, Maine
| Part of the|
1999 Tornado season
At 8:45 AM, an unusual Waterspout outbreak started near Portland, Maine, drawing in crowds of onlookers. One of the waterspouts would hit land and became the tornado. The tornado destroyed the beach before heading into the city.