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Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes
Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down in South Los Angeles during the heavy rain storm. The tornado hopscotched over a 10-block span, ripping off a roof and damaging at least five homes, officials said. “We’re going to call it a small tornado,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Boldt, who relied on radar data, video footage from witnesses and reports of property damage to diagnose the rare weather pattern. “The damage was sporadic. That’s typical of a tornado,” Boldt added. About 9:20 a.m., the tornado traveled from at least Vermont and Gage avenues to 57th and Figueroa streets, Boldt said. The...

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