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15th Anniversary of Downtown Miami Tornado

Tornado in 1997 cut through Biscayne area and downtown Miami

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    (Published Saturday, May 12, 2012)

    Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the infamous tornado in downtown Miami.

    The F1 tornado was eight miles long with winds between 100 to 120 mph when it struck in 1997.

    The system had a path of destruction from 30 to 100 yards wide and made its way from Little Havana to downtown and onto Miami Beach.