MIAMI (WSVN) - Severe weather caused headaches across South Florida for much of Tuesday afternoon and into the evening hours.
Photos sent in by 7News viewers captured what the National Weather Service confirmed to be a tornado touchdown in the Everglades, in Western Broward County.
Meanwhile, residents in Miami-Dade faced heavy downpours and floods.
Staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital tried to stay dry as they rushed into the the hospital to no avail, as they were pelted by the relentless rain.
Another photo sent in by a 7News viewer showed a lightning bolt striking near Sunny Isles Beach.
As of 10 p.m., 1,081 Miami-Dade residents and 662 Broward residents were without power:
The stormy weather also caused headaches for baseball fans arriving at Marlins Park to watch Tuesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Just after 7 p.m., the Miami Marlins tweeted that cars had to park at a different garage due to a downed line near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 14th Street.
Traffic around Marlins Park was diverted as AT&T crews worked to get the problem fixed.
The Brewers prevailed against the Marlins 8-4.
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