years ago yesterday this photogenic Tornado/Waterspout struck the Florida city.
On the 12th May 1997, at around 2:00pm, am F1/EF-1 Tornado produced substantial
amount of damage as it swept through the downtown area of Miami.
The Tornado developed southwest of the city and first
touched down in the Silver Bluff Estates area. Find out more about the Tornado’s
produced roof damage to an apartment complex and a number of houses in the area
of Little Havana. In the Miami downtown, windows were blown out of several
buildings including nearly every south facing window on the first three floors
of The Citadel Building.
were damaged by flying debris in the WTVJ-NBC parking lot. Other cars were
overturned or blown several yards when the Tornado moved through the parking
lot of the Bell South office building.
A Metro Mover
vehicle on Miami’s public transportation elevated rail system was derailed as
the Tornado neared the Government Center in downtown Miami. Around a dozen
injuries were attributed to the Tornado.
With that being said, let’s move onto the next part of this article. In the videos below, relive the F1/EF-1 Miami, Florida Tornado that struck on the 12th May 1997.
It was reported that this Tornado/Waterspout killed hundreds of wild chickens… We thought to add that!
In the video below, watch a strong Tornadic Waterspout wreck havoc in Fort Walton (Beach), Florida.
The description for the video can be found below.
“I was getting ready to put some steaks on the grill, looking at the sky and I noticed it looked rather ominous. I ran back inside, asking Kathy to take our dog and head to the guest bathroom while I grabbed my cell phone and headed back to the balcony.
While I got the phone unlocked and into video mode the waterspout started forming, but as it turned out we were able to catch early in it’s transformation and caught it makes it way from the gulf, over Okaloosa Island, across the sound and into Fort Walton Beach proper.”
The video was captured by Dave Perkins on the day the Tornadic Waterspout struck – 22nd April 2018. However, the video was then sold to Viral Hog.
Subsequently, the viral video broker posted the video on their official YouTube account.