Tornadoes confirmed in Broward County as South Florida feels impact of Hurricane Ian

Several tornadoes touched down in parts of Broward County on Tuesday night.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Several tornadoes touched down in parts of Broward County on Tuesday night.

Authorities confirmed that two tornadoes hit near North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

Several planes were flipped over and damaged, as were some aircraft hangers.

Additionally, trees were down, and power outages were reported in the general area of Johnson Street and University Drive, according to Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue.

PPFR crews responded and worked to clear the trees.

Damage could also be seen in the parking lot of a Publix near Sheridan Street and Douglas Road.

In the Pasadena Lakes neighborhood of Pembroke Pines, a fast moving twister tumbled a massive tree, which came down right along Robert Brun’s home.

“It’s across the road, thankfully it didn’t come on my boat,” Brun said. “My fence just blew off like it wasn’t there and my front yard just looks like a war zone.”

The community appeared to be hit hard by the tornado that pushed through Tuesday evening.

One moment residents were getting alerts on their phone, and the next the wind whipped up outside their windows.

“Very scary,” said resident Lisa Orozco. “The noise, it was like a howling sound- it was. I sheltered in the restroom with the kids and the dog and cat.”

Over at Pasadena Lakes Elementary School, power crews were busy repairing the damage there. Debris was spotted all along the school grounds, including downed trees and at least one power pole that appeared to be no match for the tornado.

About the Authors:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.