Multi-day storm event causes mass damage across Florida
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:10 - Clean up is underway across South Florida, following a string of damaging storms across the Miami-area Tuesday morning.
The storms came one day after suspected tornadoes turned several homes to rubble across the Florida Panhandle and Mississippi.
A tornado warning was issued for Miami-Dade and Broward counties early Tuesday morning, where several residents reported damage from a possible twister.
The possible tornado has yet to be confirmed by officials and there were no reports of injuries as of Tuesday afternoon.
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Two right lanes blocked by fallen tree i95 NB south of Ives Dairy pic.twitter.com/MPJqzkWl3V— Rene Fragoso (@koalallama) February 16, 2016
Looks like tornado dropped highway sign on ladies car pic.twitter.com/LGALgZOafd— Rene Fragoso (@koalallama) February 16, 2016
I95 northbound south of Ives Dairy pic.twitter.com/zryxCkwPyR— Rene Fragoso (@koalallama) February 16, 2016
Authorities say more than two dozen homes were damaged in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle after being hit by heavy rain, hail and tornadoes on Monday.
A high school was damaged in Wesson, Mississippi, and a fire department headquarters was destroyed in Conecuh County, Alabama, the National Weather Service said.
In Escambia County, Florida, about 30 homes were damaged and that number could increase as crews assess damage in coming hours, according to Joy Tsubooka, a spokeswoman for the county emergency agency.
Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, Reuters reported.
Watch below: Possible tornado spotted on Monday in McDavid, FL
Source: Reuters | NWS | Image: @mapcatch