Bad Storms Down Trees, Cause Flooding in Broward County - NBC 6 South Florida

Bad Storms Down Trees, Cause Flooding in Broward County



    Damage Left Behind After Wild Weather in Broward County

    Residents in Broward County were cleaning up Thursday after a storm swept through the area. (Published Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015)

    Residents throughout Broward County woke up to a mess Thursday morning after the area was hard hit with storms Wednesday night.

    Nasty Weather Hits Broward County

    [MI] Nasty Weather Hits Broward County
    Heavy rain leads to street flooding in Oakland Park and a possible tornado hits Davie as wet weather sweeps through Broward.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015)

    Parts of Davie and Pembroke Pines in particular saw downed trees, overturned outdoor furnishings, and even patio furniture flung into pools.

    The National Weather Service said based on the damage, which mostly consisted of broken branches, this was definitely the work of a tornado.

    "The direction in which some of the branches were snapped off gives us at least a hint as to which way the wind was blowing and if you see a circular pattern of damage, that's what clues us in that this was a tornado on the lower end of the tornado scale," said Robert Molleda with NWS.

    Surveillance video from a home in Davie captured footage of the strong winds tossing lawn furniture and a large grill into the family's pool.

    NWS issued a flood watch for coastal and metro Broward and Miami-Dade that was extended through Friday evening.

    Street flooding was reported throughout Broward Thursday, including multiple locations in Oakland Park and Davie.

    Bad Weather Hits South Florida

    [MI] Bad Weather Hits South Florida
    NBC 6 has team coverage as bad weather hits South Florida Thursday morning.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015)

    "It's pretty much drying up now, but the neighborhood kind of gets like this every once in a while. For the most part, it's just living here," said John Charpentier of Oakland Park.

    FPL was reporting more than 4,000 power outages. Thursday morning, that number was down to 1,200.

    A tornado warning was in effect Wednesday night in Broward County. NWS said spotters reported seeing funnel clouds. No injuries were reported.

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