A tornado flips cars and damages homes in a coastal Florida city

A tornado flips cars and damages homes in a coastal Florida city

Fallen trees are seen near a property with a damaged roof after a tornado hit the area Sunday.

Damaged cars are seen in a parking lot after a tornado hit the area Sunday, April 30, 2023, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

A tornado struck Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Saturday as a powerful storm system brought heavy rain and strong winds to the state, overturning cars and damaging homes and tree branches.

The National Weather Service in Miami said the hurricane hit late Saturday afternoon with winds of 100 mph (160 kph) near Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and headed northeast toward the coast.

Storm damage forced authorities in the port city to close major roads as workers removed and inspected debris. Images from the scene showed cars flipped on top of each other and showed cracks in tree limbs on vehicles and homes, as well as debris littering the streets.

The Palm Beach Parks Police Department has not reported any serious injuries or deaths. A city spokeswoman said officials deactivated emergency protocols and worked through outstanding issues Sunday.

The National Weather Service had placed a large swath of central Florida under a hurricane watch on Saturday afternoon as thunderstorms swept across the state.

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