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20 homes damaged as record rainfall, possible tornado rips through Vero Beach

Severe thunderstorms moved over Vero Beach on Tuesday afternoon, possibly producing a tornado that left 20 homes damaged, cars with damage and many trees down.

Lots of flooding reports were also streaming in on social media. The National Weather Service office in Melbourne reported a new record rainfall in Vero Beach of 9.78 inches through 7 p.m., making it the wettest day in the city's history.

Here are some photos and videos published on social platforms.

Look at this flooding video! Vero Beach area. Over 7" of rain so far. WFTV Channel 9 George Waldenberger WFTV MeteorologistIrene Sans

Posted by Tom Terry, WFTV on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Funnel Cloud in Vero Beach

FUNNEL CLOUD: We just got this video of a funnel cloud in Vero Beach. Another possible tornado in St. Lucie County caused damage to multiple homes. Details: http://at.wftv.com/1YzWUiV Video Courtesy: Nancy Mason

Posted by WFTV Channel 9 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Possible tornado damage in Vero Beach today. #StormAlert9 WFTV Channel 9

Posted by Tom Terry, WFTV on Tuesday, May 17, 2016