MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tuesday’s wet and wild weather hit Miami International Airport pretty hard, literally.READ MORE: Coast Guard Offloads More Than Two Tons Of Seized Cocaine In Miami Beach
According to airport officials, the FAA Tower was struck by lightning at about 7:30 p.m.READ MORE: Authorities Arrest Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie On Perjury Charge
Some radio frequencies and phone lines were affected, but the radar kept operating.
Officials said FAA technicians quickly restored the frequencies and landlines, and they’re monitoring all systems closely.MORE NEWS: Jaime's Law, Named After Parkland Shooting Victim, Reintroduced In Congress To Require Ammunition Background Checks
They added that severe thunderstorms have been affecting flights this evening, and FAA air traffic controllers are working to keep the system operating safely.