Tornado touches down in several Broward County neighborhoods – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A twister handed by a residential space in Pembroke Pines as Hurricane Ian churned offshore.

Tuesday evening, a Pembroke Pines neighborhood was barely broken when the twister handed by.

Gill lives in the neighborhood close to Pasadena Elementary and mentioned round 7:30 p.m., he obtained a twister alert on his telephone, which led him to have a look exterior and see what was occurring.

“I looked outside and heard the familiar freight train sound, locked up the doors and all of us went into the interior bathroom inside the house,” he mentioned. “You can actually hear it through one of the doors that goes out to the patio. It was extremely loud, so we didn’t know what was going to happen.”

Gill mentioned it needed to have been a twister that didn’t stick round that lengthy.

“I’ve never heard a sound like that in any of the storms, and I’ve been here a long time,” he mentioned. “I think it was about 45 seconds, and then it was just quiet.”

Some of the properties skilled energy outages however for Gill, at the least, his energy got here again on.

Once the coast appeared to be clear, Gil was curious and determined to have a look exterior.

“It wasn’t clear when you walked out, and the garbage can had moved a little bit, and you go, ‘OK, that’s kind of interesting,’” he mentioned. “But once you go up the street here and down west on Pasadena Boulevard, you can see where all the damage was.”

Gill informed 7News that when he got here exterior he additionally noticed somebody in their automobile had been trapped beneath a tree, presumably brought on by the sturdy winds of the twister.

Neighbors helped the particular person get out of the automobile and commenced reducing up the tree.

Gill mentioned his neighbors are good individuals and all the time assist one another out.

“Neighbors were here just trying to help each other,” he mentioned. “Yeah, they’re all good people.”

Hurricane Ian could also be focusing on the west coast of Florida however South Florida is unquestionably feeling its results with the outer rainbands, however Gill mentioned he’s been by this earlier than.

“I’ve been through Andrew, I’ve been through Wilma, and all the other ones in between, but this one is definitely the most unusual and was basically my first tornado,” mentioned Gill. “I’ve never experienced it before.”

There was no in depth injury on any properties in the realm.

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