MIAMI, FL (NBC/WTVJ) — A severe line of squalls ripped through areas of Fort Lauderdale and Miami early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service Miami is now investigating a possible tornado touchdown.
Much of Broward and Miami-Dade counties saw severe weather early Tuesday morning. The storms rolled through ripping up trees and turning over trailers.
The strong weather even turned over a tractor trailer on the highway causing a massive backup during rush hour traffic.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said a 37-unit apartment building on 191st Street had a partial roof collapse. All residents were evacuated and no injuries were reported.
Another possible tornado touchdown was reported in Pompano Beach. Resort workers tried to gather beach chairs from the ocean that were tossed around like match sticks and boats were tossed around the ocean.
The storm left some 55,000 people without power. Despite the widespread damage, no serious injuries have been reported.
Crews were expected to survey the area later Tuesday.