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A Tornado Rips Through Fort Lauderdale Beach

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A Tornado Rips Through Fort Lauderdale Beach

(CTN News) – A tornado was reported in South Florida on Saturday, and some of it was captured on camera by Local 10 viewers, according to News 6 partner WPLG.

It is estimated that the tornado developed over land and touched down just west of Las Olas and the Intracoastal Waterway just before 6 p.m. in the evening on Saturday. Based on the information provided by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, this seems to be the case.

In accordance with the authorities, there were several structures, power lines, and marine vessels that were damaged by the tornado. Once the storm reached the ocean, it quickly moved eastward, leaving land and the Intracoastal Waterway behind as it moved eastward.

Multiple witnesses posted cellphone footage of a tornado moving over the water on Fort Lauderdale Beach on social media.

A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service around 5:45 p.m., and reports indicate that the tornado touched down near Federal Highway and Las Olas Boulevard in the early evening.

A number of viewers on Local 10 have reported seeing power flashes and heavy winds in the area.

Local 10 News received video from Todd Sabata of a tornado hurtling east of downtown Fort Lauderdale. As of Saturday evening, there have been no reports of injuries as a result of the storm.

As a result of the storm, a Local 10 News crew was in Fort Lauderdale to report on the aftermath of the storm. Trees were down in some areas, but there did not appear to have been any major damage. The fire department is currently assessing the extent of the damage in the area, which appears minor.

Local 10 viewers captured video of a bridged fence, a downed powerline, and a massive uprooted tree near Southeast 25th Avenue. Officials in Fort Lauderdale are advising residents to be cautious of fallen power lines and debris.

There is no information available as to how many people are affected by power outages at this time.

The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Dean Trantalis, posted a video on Instagram showing the damage to his boat as a result of the tornado.

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