The National Weather Service has confirmed Miami Springs took a direct hit from a Tornado during the early morning hours of January 23, 2017. Here`s the statement from the National Weather Service:

Survey summary: the survey team has tentatively verified that aĀ tornado touched down in the Miami Springs area just east of theĀ Palmetto expressway, between NW 55th St and NW 48th St. (Milam Dairy area). The tornadoĀ took a path to the east northeast, causing damage in multipleĀ locations in Miami Springs, (crossing from the railroad yard to Miami Springs bird section – Ludlam and Plover – then through the clay pits – dog park) and then Hialeah, near the waterĀ plant. The damage path ended around the intersection of W 2nd AveĀ and W 12th St. During the time it was on the ground, the damageĀ indicated that the tornado varied in strength between an EF-0 andĀ an EF-1. A finalized report will be issued once the survey teamĀ completes their findings.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifiesĀ 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:Ā the information in this statement is preliminary and subject toĀ change pending final review of the event and publication in NWSĀ storm data.

Here are more images of the aftermath left by the tornado in Miami Springs:



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