A tornado touched down in western Hialeah Sunday night, knocking down trees and power lines within a two-block stretch in the western part of the city, according to the Fire Department.
“When we got here, you could barely walk down the street,” said David Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Hialeah Fire Department.
Developing incident…. A tornado touched down in west Hialeah in the area of 1800 West 76th st. PIO is on scene. The media staging area will be in the parking lot at the corner of 17th avenue and 75th street. Media is asked to enter from the south of 75th this street.
— City of Hialeah Fire Department ()
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While “an area of rotation” was spotted in that area, Sean Miller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said they have not yet confirmed that there was a touchdown. He said weather service specialist will visit the area in the morning to survey the damage.
Reports of overturned vehicles from a likely in Hialeah earlier tonight. Occurred around 7:50 pm. You can see the rotation on radar around this time
— Luke Dorris ()
Meanwhile, Rodriguez said the tornado was confirmed near West 76th Street between 17th and 19th avenues around 8 p.m. Large trees were uprooted and were blocking streets late into the night as crews worked to make streets passable.
Legit tornado came thru Hialeah
— Kristen ()
FPL also responded to restore power. Palmetto General Hospital lost power, but it has since been restored, Rodriguez said.
No injuries or major structural damage was reported.
“We are urging people to avoid this area,” Rodriguez said.
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A tornado touched down in Hialeah on Jan. 27, 2019, knocking down trees and power lines.