Possible tornado touches down in South Florida

October 22, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a possible tornado left a 2-mile-long trail of damage in a suburban South Florida neighborhood.

Plantation Fire Battalion Chief Joel Gordon said Wednesday that the quarter-mile-wide debris trail has "all the classic signs" a tornado.

National Weather service officials were expected in Broward County to investigate the damage reports. A storm system Tuesday soaked an already soggy region, leaving behind damaged property, blocked roads and fallen trees.

Gordon says a tornado appeared to have struck Plantation and Sunrise late Tuesday, twisting trees, tossing cars and damaging about two dozen homes. He says several trailers were destroyed and several homes lost roofs.

No serious injuries were reported.

It's been raining in South Florida since the weekend. Officials in the Florida Keys canceled school Wednesday due to possible flooding.