Bad Weather in Florida – Multiple Tornados Cross State Flipping Semi-Truck and Trailer
A number of tornadoes were reported across Florida this morning.
Multiple tornadoes touched down in Southwest Florida on Sunday morning as severe storms moved across the area. Lee County officials are providing an update on storm response and recovery efforts.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a tornado passed over I-95 in Southern Florida:
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Tornado passed over Interstate 75 in the area of the 96 mile marker (🐊 Alley) in Collier County at 9:34am.
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Some mobile homes in Iona were destroyed. The Iona McGregor Fire Department Deputy Chief Khalid Aquil estimates the storms have displaced 150 to 200 people.
In Iona, several homes were severely damaged from the storms that moved through the area Sunday. Those winds also damaged the sign at the Planet Fitness plaza along McGregor Boulevard.
The wind turned over a trailer hitched onto the back of a pickup truck in a nearby parking lot.
Another tornado went through Ft. Meyers:
Video shows a tornado moving through the Fort Myers, Florida, area this morning.
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A semi-truck and trailer was laid on its side as well.