CAPE CORAL, FL (WFLA) – The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in southwest Florida Saturday night, NBC reported.
Weather officials said the storms blew through Cape Coral and North Forst Myers. The strong winds caused significant damage to the communities and knocked down power lines. About 9,000 people were without power Saturday night.
Residents told NBC the storms sounded like a freight train rolling through.
“The lanai shook, all of the trees were bent in a 90-degree angle or a 45-degree angle, it was very scary,” Justin Ezell said. “We actually looked down. We heard an explosion. We actually looked down the street, and we saw the sky actually was green. It was very scary.”
Officials haven’t confirmed the information on any injuries.
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