The National Weather Service says a tornado cut a half-mile path of damage near the Florida Atlantic University campus.
Meteorologists say the tornado touched down Thursday afternoon in Boca Raton.
The weather service says the tornado packed 70-mph winds.
The Miami Herald reports that the twister took down fences, trees, a store sign, power lines and parts of a roof.
Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding were reported throughout South Florida on Thursday.
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