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The Great Miami Tornado

May 12 1997 Downtown Miami Tornado

Seventeen years ago today the Great Miami Tornado gave downtown Miami the scare of a lifetime. The tornado touched down around 2PM and crossed both the MacArthur Causeway and the Venetian Causeway as it headed towards Miami Beach. As the tornado left downtown Miami it lifted out of the water before touching down briefly in Miami Beach. Luckily, the tornado didn’t cause much damage. Other than minor damage throughout the city and a flipped car on the beach it was relatively harmless.