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Tornado displaces Kings Point residents, flips planes at Broward airport

(DELRAY BEACH, FL)- A night of wild weather triggered by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian injured 2 people, damaged cars and buildings, knocked out power for thousands and left at least 35 people homeless.

At around 7:30 PM Tuesday the first of several tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Miami as drenching rains and heavy winds lashed portions of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

At 9:30 PM, multiple 911 calls came in to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue saying a tornado had struck the Kings Point condominium community off of Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach.

Firefighters discovered at least 3 buildings had suffered structural damage and one woman had become trapped in her bathroom and required rescuing.

2 people were transported to area hospitals with injuries and at least 35 others were unable to return to their homes due to structural damage according to Palm Beach PIO Tom Reyes.

The displaced residents were being held at the community’s clubhouse while officials worked to find them housing.

In Broward County, 17 planes were upended and a hangar was damaged by an apparent tornado touchdown at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

In nearby Hollywood several neighborhoods were dealing with downed trees.

No other injuries were reported as South Florida braces for more potentially severe weather from Hurricane Ian as it moves slowly up the west coast of Florida.

Florida Power & Light is working to restore power to affected areas.