Wind, rain damage some South Florida neighborhoods

Minor damage caused to property

By Terrell Forney - Reporter

TAMARAC, Fla. - From rain-soaked highways to blinding rain on the roads Tuesday night's wet weather hit South Florida with quite a punch.

"Obviously it was lightning, but it sounded like gunshots," Joey Novotny said. "(That's) how loud it was." 

As  the strong thunderstorms trolled across parts of Broward County  a large tree fell onto a home on Lantana Lane in Tamarac. 

The impact caused minor damage to the property.

"I think they were home but luckily it didn't go through the house," Novotny, who lives next door to that house, said. "Thank God." 

The homeowner was assessing how to remove the large tree after the storm passed.

"Usually I park right there," Amanda Dodson said. "It would've fallen right on there." 

In Plantation,  a  tree crashed down onto a road in the 11800 block of NW 28th Court. 

Work crews have the street entirely blocked off over fears the tree took down several power lines.

The tree is blocking the driveway of at least one homeowner.

No injuries were reported.

Several downed power lines blocked an intersection near Northwest 118th Street and Northwest 28th Court. 

Overall, a little more than an inch of rain fell in Miami-Dade County and just under an inch in Broward County. More showers are expected throughout the week. 


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