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Officials Issue Tornado Watch For South Florida

Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

Officials Issue Tornado Watch For South Florida

Southern Florida will be under Tornado Watch until 11 p.m. Tuesday evening, National Weather Service says.

As tropical storm Elsa makes its way through the State of Florida, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Southern Florida that will remain in effect until later this evening, authorities say.

This watch is applicable to the following counties including Miami-Dade:  Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and St. Lucie.

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Under a tornado watch, NWS officials recommend being prepared and staying vigilant for tornadoes near the watch area. Additionally, make sure to review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies as well as your safe room. For more information about staying safe during a tornado, make sure to check the NWS website here. 

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