BOCA RATON, FL (WTXL / CNN) - Downed trees and power lines in Boca Raton, Florida after heavy winds and rains passed over the city Thursday morning. The storm caused power outages and at least one school closure.
Residents say they haven't experienced damage this bad since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. National Weather Service personnel were on site Thursday evening to determine if a tornado was to blame for the damage.
They determined an EF-1 swept through Palm Beach County. The estimated peak winds were 90-100 mph with a path width of 50-70 yards. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
Statistically, Florida is hit with the highest number of tornadoes during the month of February.