Downtown Ft. Lauderdale in South Florida witnessed a tornado captured on camera Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service has verified the tornado, acknowledging receipt of numerous videos and phone calls about the incident.
The tornado struck near Federal Hwy & Las Olas Blvd.
Many Florida residents observed a substantiated large tornado touching down in the central part of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning at approximately 6 PM EST.
Several videos captured from various angles depict debris and power flashes as the tornado traverses the area, with multiple reports indicating possible damage.
The full extent of the damage is presently unknown.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.