Delray Beach woman takes cover under pool table during 'violent' weather

Storm damage reported across PBC, Treasure Coast

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - It only took about ten seconds for powerful storms to rip through Corleen Wheeler's Delray Beach neighborhood on Thursday. She said most of her landscaping is destroyed and that her mail ended up scattered down her block. "Tremendous wind," said of the gusts that caused much damage to her property.

"The wind was just so violent that I dove under the pool table," said Wheeler. When she came out from underneath that pool table she went outside to find a major mess.

"It went from that side of the house, all around and down the street," said Wheeler.

Across the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, trees were toppled, power lines were downed and some roads were left temporarily impassable. Of those residents who lost electricity, most were getting the power turned back on by Thursday evening. There were no reports of serious injuries.

The National Weather Service also confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in Okeelanta, near Belle Glade.

For some, the clean up began quickly. For others, like Wheeler, there is much more work to do.

"It was even worse than when we went through the hurricane," she said.

 

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