Windy conditions in South Fla. Saturday

Wind, rip currents follow Friday storms

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Windy conditions are expected to continue across South Florida on Saturday, which could cause some problems at the beach. The National Weather Service has issued a Rip Current Statement for Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.

On Friday, an afternoon storm knocked down several large trees and some power lines in Dania Beach, according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

Officials said a tree fell at a home at 224 SW 13th St., knocking down power lines and landing on a patio roof.

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Another tree toppled across the street, bringing down more power lines, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue's Mike Jachles said.

The storm also felled a chain-link fence behind a Checkers in the 700 block of South Federal Highway, officials said.

Several residents in the area were without electricity and telephone landline service Friday afternoon. Florida Power and Light crews were called to the scene to repair the power lines.

Jachles said no injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, in Hollywood, a man was videotaping the storm when he got a surprise. Orlando Serrano was filming out a window when a bolt of lightning struck very nearby.

"It was crazy. I felt it in my chest. It was nuts," Serrano said.

Serrano said his heart was beating quickly for about a half-hour after the lightning bolt.

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