Two possible tornados spotted in Fort Lauderdale area

- Two possible funnel clouds have in South Florida - one over downtown Fort Lauderdale and another at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Fort Lauderdale area Tuesday afternoon.

Meteorologist Chuck Caracozza, of the National Weather Service in Miami, told the Sun Sentinel that they weren't able to confirm whether a tornado actually touched down, but several spotters had reported a funnel cloud over downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Video shared by WSVN viewer Blair Wallace showed what appeared to be a tornado whipping through downtown Fort Lauderdale and debris in the air.

WSVN Chief Meteorologist Phil Ferro said a tornado was confirmed just north of I-595 in Ft. Lauderdale, but there were no reports of injuries. "The storm that spawned the twister is moving offshore," Ferro tweeted.

Another possible tornado could be seen through the terminal windows at FLL airport. WSVN viewer Leslie Veitia took video of the rotating cloud from a Southwest Airlines terminal. 

WSVN reports baggage carts flew into the middle of the runway and some cargo containers were damaged. 

There were delays at the airport and one of the runways was closed after a stairway from a jet ramp overturned. 


Information from: Sun Sentinel ,

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