It’s no rest for the weary in Florida this weekend as what has been a very stormy April finishes up with not one, but two rounds of severe weather. The first round of storms triggered severe weather warnings and likely produced a tornado in northern Palm Beach County on Saturday.
According to Fox13, Residents captured video of flipped cars and downed trees after a Tornado Warning expired for the Palm Beach Gardens area around 5:30 p.m. The local police department asked the public to avoid traveling around PGA Boulevard and U.S. 1 due to storm damage. Several apartment complexes looked to be damaged and at least one building appeared to have substantial roof damage.
At least 4,000 customers lost electricity in the powerful storm, according to PowerOutage.us. The National Weather Service office in Miami will be tasked with surveying the damage and determining how strong the tornado was and how long it was on the ground.
The survey team will rank the tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale which runs from EF-0 to EF-5. More than 11 million residents were under the original Tornado Watch that covered most of the Peninsula during the afternoon and evening.
A second round of severe weather is expected to impact South Florida on Sunday as a trailing cold front finally sweeps through.