WATCH: Florida lashed by multiple tornados, snapping trees in half and flipping vehicles
Florida has been lashed by a series of ferocious storms culminating in multiple tornados descending from the sky, terrifying beleaguered locals, uprooting trees and flipping cars in the process.
One waterspout touched down around lunch time, before transforming into a fully-fledged tornado at Golden Beach near Aventura on Wednesday.
Eyewitness footage captured the moment the waterspout made landfall and gathered pace as it transformed into a fully-fledged tornado.
Tornado / waterspout golden beach Florida - ramen by my mom pic.twitter.com/ANsCQgVHqS— Scott shear (@scottshear6) August 19, 2020
Here’s another cool video of the Tornado that just came through here @NWSMiami@weatherchannel@wsvn@JohnMoralesNBC6pic.twitter.com/1bwfGoG38F— Jazz Santana (@jazzsantana) August 19, 2020
Mercifully, the tornado was classed as an EF0, the weakest possible tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which made for some spectacular footage without posing a significant risk to residents or amateur film makers.
Tornado in Aventura FL pic.twitter.com/sWJvOW4kYF— Maurício Gonçalves (@goncamau) August 19, 2020
Tornado em Sunny Isles, FL perto do meio dia 19/08/2020 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/szJKg60W4T— Julio Schneider 🇧🇷🇺🇸 (@juliovschneider) August 19, 2020
The tube of turbulence dissipated quickly and there were no injuries reported from Wednesday’s incident, though several trees were uprooted and the roofs of multiple homes were damaged by debris.
Florida has taken quite a beating of late, with a powerful storm striking the city of DeLand and knocking over a truck, and leaving some 11,000 homes and businesses without power.Also on rt.com Scorched Earth: California hit by lightning storms so powerful they reignite wildfires, create fire TORNADOS (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The Florida Highway Patrol shared footage from inside the cabin of the vehicle which shows the ferocity of the tempest which surrounded the truck, complete with lightning and bolts of electricity just seconds before a suspected mini tornado hit.
#seatbeltssavelives. Video from inside a box truck that overturned, after being in the middle of a possible tornado this afternoon, in Deland. The driver was taken to the hospital with bumps and bruises. You never know when weather can turn your life upside down. #ArriveAlivepic.twitter.com/LB0GXWkF9r— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) August 19, 2020
Thankfully, officers were on hand to take the driver to hospital and treatment for his "bumps and bruises."
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