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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 2.72 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area PALM BEACH
WFO MFL
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-19 00:29:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-08-19 00:33:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.25M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Tropical Storm Fay affected South Florida on the 18th and 19th of August. The storm made landfall early in the morning of the 19th near Cape Romano, and moved over inland sections of South Florida during the morning and afternoon hours of the 19th, exiting the area near Lake Okeechobee. Fay caused tropical storm force winds, significant rainfall flooding in some areas, as well as two confirmed tornadoes.
Event Narrative Tornado moved through a number of Equine Farms and Polo Grounds as well as two subdivisions in Wellington. Worst damage was to Palm Beach Equine Clinic, 13125 Southfield Road, where roofs were blown off of stables, power poles snapped, and many trees down in criss-crossing patterns. The Equine Veterinary roof was more than 95 percent detiled, a heavy trailer was tossed about 40 yards from its previous location northwest of the International Polo Club, and an apartment home roof near Folkstone Circle was about 70 percent detiled. Maximum estimated wind speed was around 115 MPH. Most of the track was around 70 to 80 yards wide, but at the widest point the tornado was around 100 yards in width.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 3.959M 0.00K
COASTAL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (ZON... COASTAL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (ZON... FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COASTAL BROWARD COUNTY (ZONE) COASTAL BROWARD COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 1 15.00K 0.00K
COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY (ZONE) COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
INLAND COLLIER COUNTY (ZONE) INLAND COLLIER COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAR SOUTH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (Z... FAR SOUTH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (Z... FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
METROPOLITAN MIAMI-DADE (ZONE) METROPOLITAN MIAMI-DADE (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
METRO BROWARD COUNTY (ZONE) METRO BROWARD COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND MIAMI-DADE (ZONE) INLAND MIAMI-DADE (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND BROWARD COUNTY (ZONE) INLAND BROWARD COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAINLAND MONROE (ZONE) MAINLAND MONROE (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 12:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY (ZONE) INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 15:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
COASTAL PALM BEACH COUNTY (ZON... COASTAL PALM BEACH COUNTY (ZON... FL 08/18/2008 15:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
METRO PALM BEACH COUNTY (ZONE) METRO PALM BEACH COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 15:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDRY (ZONE) HENDRY (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 15:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 584.00K 0.00K
BROWARD CO. BROWARD CO. FL 08/18/2008 16:30 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GLADES (ZONE) GLADES (ZONE) FL 08/18/2008 18:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
PALM BEACH CO. PALM BEACH CO. FL 08/19/2008 00:29 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 1.250M 0.00K
COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY (ZONE) COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY (ZONE) FL 08/19/2008 02:00 EST-5 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
COLLIER CO. COLLIER CO. FL 08/19/2008 02:51 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDRY CO. HENDRY CO. FL 08/19/2008 07:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLADES CO. GLADES CO. FL 08/19/2008 10:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDRY CO. HENDRY CO. FL 08/19/2008 13:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
GLADES CO. GLADES CO. FL 08/19/2008 22:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 3.959M 0.00K