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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
1039 PM EDT Tue Apr 10 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/10/2018 BROWARD COUNTY TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...Two tornadoes touched down in east central Broward
County this afternoon as showers and thunderstorms interacted with
the east coast sea breeze that was pinned east of the Interstate
95 corridor.

.DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length (statute):  3.47 miles
Path width (maximum):   60 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Apr 10 2018
Start time:             3:34 PM EDT
Start location:         1 ENE Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Start lat/lon:          26.128359 / -80.13438

End date:               Apr 10 2018
End time:               3:58 PM EDT
End location:           3 SE Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
End_lat/lon:            26.092456 / -80.107940

Survey summary: NWS survey, in addition to videos received via
social media, indicate that a weak tornado touched down in Downtown
Fort Lauderdale near Andrews Avenue and NE 5th Street, knocking
over construction fencing and barriers. The tornado then moved
southeast across Flagler Village, leading to minor tree damage in
the vicinity of NE 1st Avenue and NE 4th Street. The tornado
continued to move southeast, where video received via social media
shows the circulation crossing US 1 approximately near NE 1st
Street.

The circulation then appears to have lifted, before touching down
south of the Tarpon River in the Rio Vista neighborhood. Several
streets with tree damage and minor debris, including trash cans,
were observed near SE 11th Avenue and SE 7th Street and Rio Vista
Boulevard and SE 10th Street. The tornado then likely crossed the
south fork of the Tarpon River, where the damage path becomes
diffuse as it moved across the SE 17th Street Causeway area and
into the north end of Port Everglades, possibly briefly as a
waterspout. Additional videos received via social media show that
the circulation then likely moved back onshore on the extreme
north end of the barrier island near Nova Southeastern University
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography and then
quickly out into the Atlantic Ocean near the entrance to Port
Everglades.

.FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD AIRPORT TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    84 mph
Path length (statute):  3.2 miles
Path width (maximum):   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Apr 10 2018
Start time:             4:25 PM EDT
Start location:         3 SSW Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Start lat/lon:          26.080 / -80.160

End date:               Apr 10 2018
End time:               4:36 PM EDT
End location:           5 SSE Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
End_lat/lon:            26.065 / -80.111

Survey summary: Multiple eyewitness videos show a tornado touched
down along the northwestern side of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport near I-595, leading to damage to cargo and
storage containers in the FedEx facility on the north side of the
airfield. The tornado then moved east-southeast along the
airport`s northern taxiway, causing damage to a jet bridge on the
north side of the terminal. The damage path becomes diffuse as it
likely crossed Perimeter Road and US 1 along the immediate east
side of the airport. The tornado then moved into the extreme
southern end of Port Everglades, where multiple cargo containers
were flipped and damaged, along with eyewitness reports of
port-a-johns being tossed about. The tornado then likely crossed
the intracoastal waterway, and moved across the barrier island
within Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Port before moving
offshore into the Atlantic Ocean.

EF scale: The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0...weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...violent...>200 mph

Note:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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