Tornado briefly touches down at Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — An apparent tornado briefly touched down Thursday on the property of the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park, but caused no damage, according to the National Weather Service.

The tower at the airport north of St. Lucie Boulevard spotted a funnel cloud that touched down for less than a minute, said Tim Sedlock, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Melbourne.

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He said the touchdown on airport property was at about 12:58 p.m. The cell that produced the tornado dissipated.

He said there was no damage, though there was some heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning. He said there was no hail.

St. Lucie County Fire District crews did not receive or respond to any reports of damge, Said Brenda Stokes, spokesperson for the district.

No one was reported injured.

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