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Reports: Tornado flips 18-wheeler, injures driver in Miami area

Miami-Dade residents caught video of the EF-0 tornado touching down Thursday afternoon.
Credit: Shannon Clowe

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. — Video captured Thursday afternoon shows a tornado moving through roads and neighborhoods in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Witnesses told CBS Miami they saw the tornado touch down and blow debris in the air as it traveled south-southwest near Southwest 147th Avenue and 200th Street.  

According to the news outlet, the EF-0 tornado damaged property and caused an 18-wheeler to overturn, injuring the driver. He was taken to the hospital where he is expected to be ok.

The twister took out trees and part of a roof of a home built in the early 1900s, a woman told CBS Miami. It also reportedly hit a nearby avocado grove, splitting trees and sending the fruits flying.

"The whole roof came off, part of the roof on the house that went thru [Hurricane] Andrew was taken off," Christa Ingram told the news station. "The avocado trees from like 4 rows are down, and the trees are 30 or 40 years old."

According to the National Weather Service, EF-0 tornadoes have wind speeds between 65 and 85 miles per hour.

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