A tornado touched down in several places in Miami and Miami Beach on May 12, 1997.
A tornado touched down in several places in Miami and Miami Beach on May 12, 1997. Miami Herald File photo
A tornado touched down in several places in Miami and Miami Beach on May 12, 1997. Miami Herald File photo

The day a towering tornado looked like it would wipe out Miami

May 12, 2016 10:15 AM