Two possible tornado sightings were reported in Martin County

Two possible tornado sightings were reported in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – Severe weather moved across the Treasure Coast Monday night.

Initial reports from the National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes.

The first plane landed around 5 p.m. near Interstate 95 at mile marker 107.

About a half hour later a second tornado was reported near Baker Road and I-895.

This came on the heels of tornado warnings for St. Lucie and Martin counties.

The storm also caused heavy rain within a short period, flooding streets and causing cars to become idle. Thousands of people were cut off from electricity in both provinces at the same time.

Martin County Fire Rescue said sightings of possible tornadoes have been reported in the following locations:

  • 4:46 p.m.: Stuart Tower reported a tornado touching down 8-10 miles west of the airport
  • 4:51 p.m.: Rescue officials received a call at 6906 Southwest Woodbine Way in Palm City for a tornado that had touched down, knocking down a power line and hitting a palm tree.
  • 4:59 p.m.: Stuart Tower reported two additional tornadoes that touched down 8-10 miles northwest of the airport, appearing to be moving northeast in the Palm City/Stewart area.

Martin County Fire Rescue said so far only minor damage has been reported in the 6900 block of Southwest Woodbine Way.

There were also some downed trees in a residential area in a rural section of Palm City near I-95.

The National Weather Service said the “flow” appeared to have moved northeast toward Palm City and North River Shores and would likely cross the St. Lucie River as a plume.

Injuries have been reported.

WPTV reporters spotted flooded roads and downed trees, some entangled with power lines, in Martin and St. Lucie counties.

In North River Shores in Stuart, Patty Tortorici described the conditions as some of the worst her family had ever seen as their home was destroyed so quickly.

Electricity was disrupted due to falling trees. Hundreds of other neighbors also lost power.

Danielle Burns and her husband moved to Veranda Gardens in Port St. Lucie just a few months ago.

They were doing their work in their garage shortly before 6 p.m. and moved their car onto the street.

They say the water came fast and submerged the car.

Danielle’s husband rushed to get it moving and said that while the engine was running, the electricity was causing them problems.

They are concerned that it will be seriously damaged.

Danielle said she is upset because her home is new and in a new neighborhood that is not considered part of the flood zone.

(Tags for translation)Florida

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *