National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Palm Beach, Juno Beach
A tornado touched down in northern Palm Beach County overnight leading into the early hours of Monday morning.
Initial reports say the tornado—identified as a high-end EF0, with winds of 80 to 85 mph—affected the Palm Beach-Juno Beach areas, according to the National Weather Service office for Miami-South Florida. A survey team is still investigating.
Both Dwyer High School and The Benjamin School's Upper School in Palm Beach Gardens are closed after sustaining damage including downed trees, fences and bleachers from severe weather, Palm Beach Post reported.
A tornado also touched down in the Miami Springs-Hialeah area around 4 a.m., according to NWS Miami.
See photos of the local damage in the tweets and video below:
Juno Pier CLOSED for the next couple of days after 5-7 railings were damaged due to heavy winds overnight pic.twitter.com/Hr8XaO1rNo— Thomas Forester (@Thomas_Forester) January 23, 2017
Shreds of rooftops litter Juno Beach Condo Association along US 1 after strong winds destroyed homes in Community pic.twitter.com/2kxuFMOdhH— Thomas Forester (@Thomas_Forester) January 23, 2017