Clewiston, Fl. -- A report by the National Weather Service indicates a
possible tornado hit an area southwest of Clewiston, reportedly in the
Harlem subdivision. A latter report through the Hendry Emergency Operations
center said the hit was south of the Clewiston Police Department in
Clewiston. An even latter report said the touch down was not yet confirmed.
(Ed. note: we suspect the areas were hit by "microbursts" or a small area of
high winds resulting from the storm cell in the area.)
The Weather Channel also reported a tornado touching down in Glades County.
Both Hendry and Glades counties are subject to a tornado warning by the
National Weather Service.
A semi-truck collided with a vehicle at U.S. 27 and State Road 29 in Glades
county. Injuries have not been released. This area was subject to a major
storm cell from the Charlie feeder bands around noon Thursday.
And in LaBelle at the middle school emergency shelter on Cowboy Way, at noon
a reported 196 people were registered, about 50 people more than the planned
capacity of the shelter.