Roof blows off Fort Myers Beach resort

Source: WBBH

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (WFLA/WBBH) – High winds from Tropical Storm Emily blew part of the roof off a Fort Myers Beach resort on Monday.

It happened at about 4:30 a.m. at the Outrigger Beach Resort on Estero Boulevard.

Maintenance workers said a portion of the roof flew off one building and landed on another building.

“I could hear the storm. The thunder and the lightning but then I heard a loud boom crash and that was apparently the crash. What I apparently thought was thunder but now seeing what it was not thunder,” said hotel guest Jonathan Bacon. “I’m kinda trapped here. I can’t leave. I’m checking out this morning and Im kind of stuck here for a while.”

Fortunately, nobody was injured. It is unclear how much it will cost to repair. The roofing company has arrived to begin work.

There was also a strange sight to see in Estero, Florida, south of Fort Myers. A catfish was seen swimming along side of a sidewalk. Video was shot by Horizon Sky Productions.

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