Church worker almost sucked out of door

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 13:33:17-05

Strong winds knocked down trees and caused roof damage near West Atlantic Avenue and Homewood Boulevard Thursday morning.

Southeastern Palm Beach County was under a tornado warning until 11 a.m. and Delray Fire Rescue said the damage was consistent  with tornado-force winds.

A worker at St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church said she was answering a door and was almost sucked out. “I have lived through one other tornado. This was a tornado, without a doubt. I’m positive,” she said.

The National Weather Service later said the damage was consistent with an EF0 tornado. It does not plan to send a team to investigate.

“I think we’ve had several miracles today,” said the Rt. Rev. William H. Perkins, Jr.

He said the physical damage is not tremendous but it is substantial.