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A Bird Road neighborhood was rocked a bit Saturday afternoon when a tornado touched down.
The brief tornado landed in a residential block just northeast of the intersection of Bird Road and Southwest 97th Avenue in Miami, about two miles southeast of the Tamiami Fairgrounds at about 1:20 p.m., said Chuck Caracozza, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
There was some damage associated with the weak tornado, Caracozza said. The twister did some roof damage, a few small trees were snapped, a row of wooden fencing lay twisted between yards, and a rainwater pipe flew off a house and landed in a swale.
No injuries, he said.
South Florida will be dealing with heavy rains this afternoon through tonight, the National Weather Service said. “There could be a couple strong thunderstorms, mainly through the evening hours,” Caracozza said.
All of this nasty business is the result of a tropical depression that became Tropical Storm Philippe later in the afternoon. The weather is affecting Cuba, South Florida and the Bahamas.