Tornadoes Confirmed in South Florida As TS Phillipe Crosses

posted by Nathalie Rodriguez - 

Meteorologists say at least two tornadoes touched down in South Florida as Phillipe strengthened into a tropical storm.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Chuck Caracozza said one tornado briefly touched down in a residential area near the Tamiami Fairgrounds in Miami on Saturday. He told the Miami Herald the twister was responsible for some roof damage, snapping a few small trees and tearing apart some wooden fencing.

South Florida received heavy rains and thunderstorms for most of the day and night Saturday. Parts of the region were under tornado warnings.

Further north, residents of a Boynton Beach trailer park are also cleaning up debris. Resident Aida Figueroa said it felt like a tornado. She said several homes in the trailer park were damaged.

Authorities also say a tornado touched down at trailer park in Boynton Beach. A third twister was caught on camera crossing Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach with recorded wind gusts up to 75 miles an hour.

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