Severe weather hits So. Fla., outdoor activity at schools cancel - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Severe weather hits So. Fla., outdoor activity at schools canceled

Posted: Updated:

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Whipping winds and nasty weather rolled in across South Florida, Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Broward County and Miami-Dade County, shortly after 2 p.m. The warning was in effect until 3:30 p.m., Thursday.

Following the warnings, all outdoor activity at Broward and Miami-Dade County Public Schools were canceled due to the severe weather.

A tornado watch and warning were also issued for both counties but both were canceled by 4 p.m.

In Delray Beach, a tree collapsed near some townhouses, lifting and cracking the sidewalk. Dianna Bedilion said she heard the tree come down. "I was working upstairs. Up there, and it just sounded like a whoosh."

Ashley Hodges said it was a powerful gust of wind that luckily did not hit any homes. "It was a blessing that it went right through this sidewalk area, where it had enough space to clear the houses, so we were lucky."

In Pompano Beach, wind gusts were so strong that railroad arms were snapped off, which affected traffic in the area for sometime. The scene was cleared away soon after.

Though traffic was bad in that area, by the railroad tracks, for some time, many other drivers across South Florida had to endure the effects of the weather. Traffic was very slow-moving on many highways during the afternoon commute, due to the heavy rain.

Several 7News viewers sent pictures and video of the weather to senditto7@wsvn.com.

In Oakland Park, a strong gust sent debris flying. Meanwhile, when the winds kicked up near an office complex along West Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, trees started to topple down.

Another viewer sent a picture to 7 that showed a homeowner's gazebo in North Lauderdale crashed down thanks to the nasty weather.

The weather has affected power in many areas. As of 6 p.m., FPL has reported the following outages:

Miami-Dade: 5900

Broward: 3800

Palm Beach: 2000

Anywhere you turn, it's wet and wild out there, even south of Broward, in North Miami, where the clouds are looking ominous. Further south, a so-called shelf cloud was captured by a viewer down in the Keys.

If you need to go out, make sure to grab your umbrella, rain jacket, or just stay inside for the time being. Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: senditto7@wsvn.com.


  • On Deco DriveMore>>

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:07:12 GMT
    Miami is a city of vices and so is Sin City. Luckily, the 305 isn't as violent but we do love our vices. Shireen, what's your vice? Shoes, purses, lipgloss, anything that sparkles and shoes. Did I already say that? We also asked the cast of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" what their vices are, from vino, cheese to Mexican food. You won't be disappointed.
    Miami is a city of vices and so is Sin City. Luckily, the 305 isn't as violent but we do love our vices. Shireen, what's your vice? Shoes, purses, lipgloss, anything that sparkles and shoes. Did I already say that? We also asked the cast of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" what their vices are, from vino, cheese to Mexican food. You won't be disappointed.
  • Send off for Louis Aguirre

    Send off for Louis Aguirre

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:26:30 GMT
    Louis, I've sat next to you for more than a decade, which is almost a third of my life. We know you're heading off to a new gig but before we let you go, I put together a few of my favorite moments of

     

  • Reasons to Stay

    Reasons to Stay

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:39:48 GMT
    "If I Stay" stars Jamie Blackley and Chloë Grace Moretz"If I Stay" stars Jamie Blackley and Chloë Grace Moretz
    If you were caught in a coma between life and death, what would make you wanna stay here on Earth? That's the tough choice Chloë Grace Moretz is facing in "If I Stay," and it got Deco thinking, what would make the stars want to stay?
    If you were caught in a coma between life and death, what would make you wanna stay here on Earth? That's the tough choice Chloë Grace Moretz is facing in "If I Stay," and it got Deco thinking, what would make the stars want to stay?
  • NationalMore>>

  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:35:11 GMT
    A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
    A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
  • Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

    Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:14:58 GMT
    Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.
    Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday.
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:13 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...
  • National SportsMore>>

  • US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

    US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:35:08 GMT
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
    The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.
  • Geno named Jets starter after 35-24 loss to Giants

    Geno named Jets starter after 35-24 loss to Giants

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:07 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:07:51 GMT
    Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.
    Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.
  • Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

    Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:05:05 GMT
    Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.
    Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 2 charged in dog mauling death of 4-year-old boy

    2 charged in dog mauling death of 4-year-old boy

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:40:50 GMT
    From left: Javon Dade Sr., Alessandra CarrascoFrom left: Javon Dade Sr., Alessandra Carrasco
    SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE -- Authorities said two people have been charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was mauled to death by dogs last week.


    SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE -- Authorities said two people have been charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was mauled to death by dogs last week.



  • Miami-Dade mayor calls for body cameras on local police

    Miami-Dade mayor calls for body cameras on local police

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:42:05 GMT
    One of the body cameras used by the Hallandale Beach Police Department.One of the body cameras used by the Hallandale Beach Police Department.
    MIAMI -- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez is calling for hundreds of the county's police officers to be equipped with video cameras, weeks after after a police involved shooting in the Midwest triggered days of violence.
    MIAMI -- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez is calling for hundreds of the county's police officers to be equipped with video cameras, weeks after after a police involved shooting in the Midwest triggered days of violence.
  • Local high school football team receives racist letter

    Local high school football team receives racist letter

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:45:14 GMT
    MIAMI -- Trash talking has become common between sports teams, but that all went out the window after one South Florida high school football coach received a racist letter before his team made a trip to face their opponent in Alabama.
    MIAMI -- Trash talking has become common between sports teams, but that all went out the window after one South Florida high school football coach received a racist letter before his team made a trip to face their opponent in Alabama.
Powered by WorldNow

WSVN-TV
Sunbeam Television Corp
1401 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33141

Switchboard: (305) 751-6692
Newsroom: (305) 795-2777

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSVN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.