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Wind damage reported in Okeechobee County

NWS: Incident not caused by tornado but rather straight-line winds
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Posted at 6:45 PM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 23:18:13-04

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Several homeowners have reported property damage to several structures in Okeechobee County Thursday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, the incident was not caused by a tornado but rather straight-line winds.

The area affected is known as Dark Hammock, near NE 144th Street.

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WPTV's Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle said doppler radar did not pick up rotation consistent with a tornado.

" There was no tornado warning at the time. The storm was impressive on radar and appears to have hit just after 4 p.m. It was moving SE at 25 mph." Weagle said.

No injuries have been reported.