National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Palm Beach, Juno Beach

by Lyssa Goldberg Jan 23, 2017 03:13 PM

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.

Juno Pier is closed after experiencing damage to its railings, and several rides at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach have also been closed down due to ongoing strong winds, CBS12 reports.

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:

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