Two tornadoes struck the southwest Florida area and destroyed dozens of homes in Lee County on Sunday. Some residents were displaced from their homes in a trailer park and others from the surrounding area.
The tornadoes were produced by the same system that brought icy weather conditions further north. At a news conference on Sunday, Cecil Pendergrass, co-chairman of the Lee county board of commissioners, said that 60 and more homes are currently “unlivable.”
According to a survey from the National Weather Service, one of the tornadoes classified as an EF2 storm, with a max of 118 mph winds. It destroyed 30 of 108 mobile homes in the Fort Myers area. Four injuries were reported.