Severe thunderstorm sweeps through Broward County

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for northwestern Broward County until 7:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and a severe thunderstorm warning Monday for southeastern Broward County. 

During the evening commute, a funnel cloud formed  near Sheridan Street and Flamingo Road and caused dangerous driving conditions. 

Luckily, there were no reports of any tornados touching down. 

Several streetlights were out along Pines Boulevard during the storm. 

Florida Power and Light officials said that about 1,300 customers were without power as a result of the storm. 

"A bunch of lightning strikes. Actually quite a few lightning strikes," Felipe Hernandez said about the storm.  "Everybody's phone went off at the same time, the alert for the tornado thing. Pretty much, it was a little bit scary. Everybody's power went down. A couple of girls freaked out, but nothing crazy." 

The power went out at the Pembroke Gardens at about 6:30 p.m. 

Shop owners said there was a loud thunder clap before the lights went off. 

Power was later restored to the area. 

Heavy rain and hail were also reported in the affected areas. 

Local 10 News viewers sent in videos and photos of heavy rain and winds. 

More storms are expected in South Florida for the rest of the week. 

 

 

 

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