About 11 a.m., according to Northwest Florida Daily News, the waterspout formed and grazed the coast for several miles.
Locals took video from balconies and cars as what they thought was a tornado made its way around the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Great view of the waterspout that formed in the Destin, FL area this morning! #flwx https://t.co/4FsJPqoSrSNorthwest Florida Daily News reported damage done in nearby Mary Esther, as the waterspout tore off part of a roof and twisted off thick tree branches.
— NWS Mobile (@NWSMobile) November 30, 2016
Another waterspout picture around 11:45am from Mark Hinds in Destin. pic.twitter.com/iCRvuoi60jParts of Alabama and Georgia are also under tornado watch.
— Chris Smith (@smithwjhg) November 30, 2016