Skip to comments.Southwest Florida tornadoes: Hundreds displaced from their homes. What we know Monday, Jan. 17
Posted on 01/17/2022 11:04:07 AM PST by Scarlett156
Luis Zambrano, Fort Myers News-Press Mon, January 17, 2022, 10:24 AM·2 min read A day after two EF-2 tornadoes touched down in Southwest Florida and numerous tornado warnings were issued in the region, here is what you need to know regarding recovery and clean-up efforts, power, people who have been displaced and moved into temporary shelters.
This is a developing story. Please check back with news-press.com and naplesnews.com for updates throughout the day.
Power outages in Lee and Collier LCEC is reporting today eight customers without power.
FPL is reporting 362 in Lee County, 31 in Collier County and 65 in Charlotte County still without power.
Injuries Lee County's web site indicated four people suffered minor injuries
Shelters open for displaced residents More than 200 hundred people have been displaced as of Sunday. Lee County opened a shelter at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. The Red Cross is providing staff to align residents with services. Residents at the temporary shelter are receiving food and water along with PPE supplies.
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We'll probably get some of this in Colorado on Wednesday.
VIDEO: Tornado hits Fort Myers FL
Along with the man eating sharks and alligators, water moccasins, hurricanes, mosquitoes big as cats and unbearable heat this is another reason people should think twice about moving here.
Prayers out to those adversely affected.
We used to live about a mile from the area that was hit. It’s right before the Sanibel causeway bridge. The twister almost directly followed old McGregor Rd; along that road there’s several older mobile home parks that got slammed. Glad to hear there were no fatalities.
My youngest lives in Lee Co., roughly 20 miles from where some of the tornadoes hit. I didn’t even know anything about all of that until about 10:30 this morning. He said his area was fine, no power outage or anything. I do wish he’d tell me that sort of thing before I get worried.
And, our new home got hit with the snow storm. And 4 hours drive away - our current home, where we are right now, got hit with the snow storm. I had spent the past week trying to find someone in our new town to do snow removal since we are back and forth for a bit. FINALLY found someone today! Still snowing here in NY, but we didn’t get it too bad, maybe 6 inches.
How ghostly and strange! It seems there were no serious casualties.
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