March 29th, 2010
09:32 AM ET

Tornado touches down in Florida

The severe weather ripped the roof off a business near Oakland Park, Florida.

A tornado touched down in southeast Florida Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.

The twister hit in Oakland Park, just north of Ft. Lauderdale between 8 and 8:30 a.m., Weather Service Specialist Tyrone Mosley told CNN.
There was debris, but no immediate report of injuries, he said.

A tornado watch remained in place for South Florida until 11 a.m. ET.

CNN affiliate WFOR reported that the damage in Oakland Park included a large tree down and landscape damage. There were reports of a swirling debris cloud.

In other parts of the city, strong winds, possibly from a tornado, ripped the roof and door off of a business and overturned vehicles, including work trailers, WFOR said.

Some 4,200 residents in Oakland Park were without power, the station reported.

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  1. Marco

    Very Glad no one was hurt!!

    March 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kristina

    I thought that I saw this picture on the news this morning but it was related to NC, not South FL...

    March 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Terry J. Geitner

    I don't want to be critical nor incorrect, if that is possible, but please check your photo ID with the story. I live in NC and we were in the center of the fronts that passed through last night and I am nearly sure that building is in Belmont, NC.

    March 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dennis Pelletier

    Um, did this take place in South Florida or North Carolina, because in both pieces, there is a picture of the same building with parts of the roof torn off? Check it out for yourself. I guess the old story is right, you can't necessarily believe what you read. Let's get your story right folks!

    March 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ernesto bozzletalk

    The thing you have to understand about twisters is that they go around. the spin and spin, and no amount of policy will slow it. they are gender neutral and smell of cedar shavings. this is how you can tell one is in the making. that, and the fact that the guinea pigs begin to migrate. STAY OFF THE ROADS. 1 in 20 Floridian guinea pigs die from blunt force trauma caused from tires...on their heads.

    Contrary to popular belief, a wind catcher will not stop a twister. and a hair net will not necessarily keep your perm in place. These are things they do not teach you in school.
    Other things they do not teach in school are: 1. The Kenyan word for twister 2. The twister's final destination 3. Abraham Lincoln: boxers or briefs? 4. Why does God hate trailer parks?

    –Perhaps universal healthcare will someday care or PREVENT twisters. We won't know until we open the doors to change and wind, and yell out to the world, "There's no place like home!"

    March 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Doug

    The sound of the wind and the rain reminder me of the Hurricane Wilma, this wasn't as bad, no serious damage, just alot of rain.

    March 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. josh

    could have ben a microbust not the hulk, nice try. have a few friends down there, glad everyone is ok

    March 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
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