HOBE SOUND, Fla. - Flooding in Boca Raton left abandoned cars choking the intersection of Military Trail and Clint Moore Road. Hours later parts of West Boca remained underwater. Parking lots and driveways looked more like swampland, as drivers waded through shopping centers.
Delray Beach couldn't escape the deluge either. More stalled cars were left at Atlantic Avenue and Congress, with still more of the same at Linton Boulevard.
However, stalled cars and flooded streets can't compete, with the madness that descended from the skies in Ridgeway Mobile Home Park in Hobe Sound.
"I didn't hear no noise, but I turn around, and I seen it coming," said Russell DanTinne, a resident of Hobe Sound.
Captured on home-video from blocks away, the storm touched down just before nine in the morning.
"I was laying on the floor, holding the door closed," said DanTinne.
The massive winds dissipated as quickly as they appeared, leaving residents shaken, and their neighborhood, torn asunder.
"It just trashed this. It vibrated the house. Only lasted like two seconds and all of this was done, boom, gone," said Raymond Skudera, standing in front of the wreckage of his home.
Now, the cleanup has begun, and residents hope and pray, that gray skies are going to clear up.
"I thought I was going to die for a minute. It was really frightening, I never seen a tornado before, and I never want to see another one," said Ridgeway resident, Wanda Hebel.
"We're okay, and that's what really counts. The power of prayer, the power of prayer," added Hebel's neighbor Linda Siebe.
The National Weather Service in Melbourne will be doing a site survey early Sunday morning to determine if it was a tornado that caused the damage.
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