SOUTH LOS ANGELES ( — The National Weather Service has confirmed a small tornado touched down Friday morning during the heavy rainstorm in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

Around 9 a.m., Greg Haywood and his client Ronnie captured video of what they reported as a possible wind devil or tornado, which traveled outside Tempo Barber Shop in the 5800 block of South Vermont Avenue at 59th Place.

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CBS2’s Kaj Goldberg took the mobile weather lab to South Figueroa Street and Slauson Avenue to survey the damage and talk to residents in the area.

Goldberg reported the tornado took a northeasterly path, knocked down a sign then damaged the back of a Baptist church.

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The tornado then tore off the roof of a home about a half block from the church and threw a metal barn-like structure about 40 yards.

Residents reported the 100-foot palm trees in the area were swaying in wind that easily reached up to 90 mph.

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The strength of the tornado has not yet been determined.