Home Videos Show Irma’s Wrath: Snapped Power Lines, Frightening Winds, Car Sliced In Half By Tree

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — From Monroe to Dade and up to Broward, South Florida is experiencing severe weather as Hurricane Irma hits.

In Northwest Miami-Dade, CBS Miami found a massive tree uprooted (video above) and toppled right onto several cars in a parking lot. The giant tree’s trunk actually sliced one car in half, its huge limbs smashing a second vehicle next to the other.

Many viewers also sent in their home videos showing the incredible force of Irma.

Intense winds and heavy rain were recorded by Gabriel Aguirre from his backyard in Palmetto Bay.

Similar winds whipped up near Leo McRea’s home in the Shenandoah area of Miami-Dade, causing a power line to snap and spark dangerously close to his bedroom window.

Standing on her balcony in Hollywood, Nissa Benjamin took video of these powerful gusts that seemed as though they could throw a car like a toy.

And in west Miramar, these two guys took it upon themselves to relieve their flooded neighborhood street by de-clogging the storm drain. It worked! About 5 minutes later, the street was cleared.

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  1. That car is a long way from “being sliced in half, crushed in the back, but not sliced in half.

  2. Great “journalism”.

    No wonder the press is mocked nowadays.

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