Strong gusts, heavy rains ground flights at PBIA, falling debris downs power lines and blocks roads

Crew throughout Palm Beach County are cleaning up

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- - A day of strong wind gusts and torrential rain caused damage and headaches throughout Palm Beach County.

Airlines at Palm Beach International Airport were forced to stay parked airport gates as the storm passed.

In Suburban West Palm Beach, firefighters were forced to close several roads as cables and power lines were tossed across the road from the intense winds.

Crews had to block of access to residents as they waited for telephone companies and Florida Power and Light to show up on scene to removed the wires.

A huge 25-foot tree in Lantana was just one of many that proved too weak and toppled to the ground.

Aidy Alvarez considers herself lucky. The tree that fell in her yard luckily fell in the opposite direction of her car and home.

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