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Severe thunderstorms impact areas of Broward, cause damage in Davie

DAVIE, Fla. – Thursday’s thunderstorms caused wind damage and hail in areas of Davie and Plantation. The downburst winds were so strong some residents reported there was a tornado. The storms also impacted areas of Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Hollywood.

Davie Fire Rescue Battlation Chief Jorge Gonzalez said there were reports of uprooted trees near a trailer home and partial roof damage. Rachel Mchardy was homeless when the wind quickly damaged her roof. She is uninsured and said she needs help.

“I got the brunt of everything ... I just head things are falling ... everything is broken in there,” Mchardy said.

Davie Police Department Lt. Mark Leone said Mchardy’s home suffered major damage.

Severe thunderstorms on Thursday evening in Davie damaged trees at the Centro complex.
Severe thunderstorms on Thursday evening in Davie damaged trees at the Centro complex. (Courtesy of Vanessa Barros)
Winds were powerful enough to uproot a tree Thursday evening in Davie.
Winds were powerful enough to uproot a tree Thursday evening in Davie. (Courtesy of Vanessa Barros)

This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Louis Wilson and Nina Nahmias contributed to this report.


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