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Storms rip through homes in Broward County

Severe weather damages several Broward County homes
Severe weather damages several Broward County homes

DAVIE, Fla. – A home decimated in minutes. Monday’s nasty weather left a lasting effect in some South Florida neighborhoods.

The Park City West community in Davie got rattled in the ferocious band of storms Monday morning.

“So, so frightening for everybody,” resident Dee Gleason said. “I pulled into an empty garage, and all of a sudden the roof on the porch came off and landed there with me.”

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Gleason said she was in awe of what happened and, most importantly, grateful to be OK. But she said some residents in the community have lost homes because of the weather.

Nearby Country Side Circle got it bad, and just a street over, Clubhouse Drive got it worse. You could see right through one home as Davie fire personnel helped a family pack up what they could.

Storms rip through homes in Broward County
Storms rip through homes in Broward County

Some of the homes in this area are still recovering from past storms.

Davie Fire Rescue crews were on hand to help those who lost their homes.

“It’s not safe for anyone to go in there,” said Andrew Popick with Davie Fire Rescue. “Any movement of the walls, any shift by wind or other bad weather coming in, that can result in a problem for any occupants.”

The roofs of some portable classrooms at Indian Ridge Middle School in Davie were also damaged.

Local 10 meteorologist Luke Dorris says parts of Davie got over 4 inches of rain over the course of 12 hours into Monday afternoon.

And 50 mph winds were clocked in Sunrise, Plantation and Hollywood.

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About the Authors:

Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.