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MIAMI – Online video shows an irate driver swerving through Miami-area traffic irritated that other drivers weren’t moving, but it appeared that he was unaware of a tornado touching down feet away from his vehicle.
About 2:10 minutes into the dash-cam video, a funnel cloud forms to the right side of the road and touches down. The video shows dark storm clouds overhead and the driver can be heard yelling at other motorists to get moving.
The driver is heard cursing at other drivers while saying he’s in a hurricane, when the reality is there’s a tornado next to the street, throwing debris in all directions.
Anthony Ciarrocchi posted the video online Tuesday defending why he didn’t see the tornado.
“If anyone of the nay sayers have ever driven in S.FL during any storm you would know it comes down in sheets, roads flood quickly and you have to keep your eyes on the road. Drivers suck in the rain and I do not care to sit in a tornado and watch it destroy stuff.”
Two sets of tornadoes touched down in the Miami-area Tuesday causing power outages, delayed cruise ships and uprooted trees.
The first tornado was reported at 7:15 a.m. in Pompano Beach. The other landed 45 minutes later about three miles away, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm was very disruptive, but did not cause enough damage for county officials to declare it a disaster area, the Sun Sentinel reported.