A hurricane destroyed more than one plane at a Broward County airport Tuesday night, hours before Hurricane Ian made landfall miles away in southwest Florida.
According to the Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport reported that the tornado passed North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines Tuesday night.
Broward Mayor Michael Udine told the opening that 30 aircraft and the main building were damaged.
Videos and images confirmed extensive damage to the unmarried engine plane, with some wings missing and others tipping up the wrong way. The airport is closed until further notice, according to the Sun-Sentinel and Broward County.
The National Weather Service issued at least eight Twister warnings in Broward and Collier counties due to Ian’s outer rainbands, and at least tornadoes were confirmed.
The tornadoes followed “comparable trajectories” over the Weston, Sunrise, Davie, Cooper City, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines groups, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
West of Delray Beach in Kings Point, a twister has hospitalized two and displaced about 35 people, Capt. Tom Reyes, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Fire Department, told the outlet.
North Perry Airport remains closed. @FLLflyer is OPEN and operational. Be sure to check with your airline about potential flight cancellations before heading to the airport.
– Broward County Government (@BrowardCounty) September 28, 2022
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