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2 tornadoes touch down, knocking out power, delaying flights

April 11, 2018 - 11:37 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Weather officials say two tornadoes hit a Florida city on Tuesday, causing mostly minor damage.

The National Weather Service confirmed that one tornado touched down shortly after 3:30 p.m. in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Greg May says firefighters responded to 38 calls over two hours. May says the worst call was a tree that fell on a house, damaging the roof.

The second tornado touched down about an hour later near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Airport spokesman Greg Meyer told the Sun Sentinel that the storm caused more than 200 flight delays and 18 cancellations while crews removed debris.

Florida Power & Light spokeswoman Lauren Hills says about 9,000 Broward County homes lost power.

No injuries were reported.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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