A severe line of storms moved across West Miami-Dade Wednesday night, bringing with it pounding rain and winds as strong as 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The foul weather is said to have pounded several western neighborhoods as far south as Homestead and even knocked down palm trees along Kendall Drive near 122nd Avenue.
The line also passed over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys indoor rally where crowds started gathering at 6 p.m. p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. event at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo center at 10901 SW 24th St.
Some supporters were soaked walking to the pavilion where Romney spoke.
And a Homestead City Commission meeting was briefly interrupted as thunder storms made lights flicker on and off during Wednesday nights meeting.
It was a severe storm that moved across, Zoo Miami, Richmond Heights and Kendale Lakes, said meteorologist Dan Gregoria. Our Doppler radar indicated the storms brought winds between 45 mph and as strong as 60 mph.
The storm prompted the service to issue a severe weather warning until just before 8 p.m. By then, the eastbound storms were rolling over Biscayne Bay.