SHOCKING videos from several residents show a tornado ripping through Fort Myers, 佛罗里达, damaging dozens of homes.
One video shows the storm tearing off parts of multiple homes in the Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club, throwing them in the air.
The storm was determined to be an EF2 tornado by the National Weather Service on Sunday after the damage left behind had been assessed.
Winds were estimated to have reached 118 mph and the tornado’s path was 125 yards wide and 1.8 miles in length. 全国广播公司 2 reports that over 100 mobile homes and 30 mobile homes were removed from their foundations in Iona.
迄今为止, there have only been minor injuries reported.
A strong cold front had brought nearly two dozen tornado warnings to Southwest Florida on early Sunday morning.
Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted his thoughts and prayers to those impacted by the storms, saying that the Florida Division of Emergency Management response teams will be available to help.
“@FLCaseyDeSantis and I are praying for the families impacted by yesterday’s severe weather in SWFL.
“@FLSLERT immediately sent a response team and my administration will do all we can to provide resources to families.
Officials in Lee County where the storm hit say about 7,000 homes are without power, totaling up to 15,000 people affected.
大约 28 homes were destroyed in the county, according to officials. 其他 62 homes are considered “not livable.”
A least one tornado was also sighted in Collier County, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds from those storms knocked over a tractor-trailer that was traveling along I-75N. The driver of the truck was injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol but the highway has since been cleared.