Tornado Warning issued for Hendry and Glades ends

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The Weather Authority monitored a Tornado Warning for Glades and Hendry counties until 4 p.m. Saturday. At 3:18 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted near Devils Garden or near Montura. The system was moving north at approximately 20 mph.

UPDATE: The tornado warning has since expired since the storm weakened and is no longer categorized as severe. However, heavy rain and gusty wind are still a possibility with this storm.

In addition to a tornado, there was a possibility for ping pong ball-sized hail. Damage to roofs, windows and vehicles could occur. Damage to trees is likely. Mobile homes can be damaged or destroyed.

It was advised to take cover as soon as possible by moving to an interior room on the lowest level of your home. If you happen to be in a car, mobile home or outdoors, find the nearest sturdy shelter. Avoid windows if at all possible.

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