I was on my way back from dinner Saturday night about 7:30pm with my middle son Christian when all of a sudden it started to rain really really bad. I told him that it had been a long time since we had seen such heavy rain. When we were about a mile from our home in SW Cape I felt like there was hail hitting our car and as soon as we turned down our street all the power went out.
Power was out for a couple hours and we found out from social media that there was a bad storm coming thru and a tornado. I told him that if it got worse what closet we were going to hide in.
Well come to find out we had whats called an EF2 storm which means winds of 111- 135mph!! There were roofs torn from homes, broken glass doors and windows, garages that fell apart, and even vehicle damaged thru Cape Coral. Below are a few pictures of some of the damage.
The good news is there were no serious injuries or deaths reported. There were over 10,000 people without power throughout the whole area and thru several counties.
The tornado touched down near Gleason Parkway, Cape Coral Parkway, Pelican Boulevard and Sands Boulevard were the boundaries.
We are now recovering and Cape Coral Police say that over 200 homes were affected in some way with damages. Please assume that all downed power lines that you may see are dangerous and please keep your distance.
I know as a community we will pull thru this and if you are in the need of assistance or anything at all please don't hesitate to ask me and I will do anything I can.