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Tornado leaves 2-mile trail in South Florida

Tornado leaves 2-mile trail of damage in South Florida neighborhoods; minor injuries reported By The Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) ' The National Weather Service says three tornados were spawned by a storm system drenching Florida's Atlantic coast.

The tornados touched down in central and South Florida late Tuesday. No serious injuries were reported.

One tornado with 120-mph winds left a 2-mile long trail of damage in Broward County. Up to 50 homes were damaged in a debris field roughly a quarter-mile wide.

In Martin County, a tornado with winds up to 85 mph shook siding and roof shingles off a house, destroyed a barn on the property and blew out the roof and back wall from the VFW post next door.

In Indian River County, a tornado with 65-mph winds caused major damage to one unoccupied home and blew down a metal storage shed.

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