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Tornado touches down near FAU, causes minor damage

Published:   |   Updated: May 3, 2013 at 07:48 AM
BOCA RATON -

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 (http://hrld.us/YirxwC ) 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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