Fort Myers begins recovery from two tornados (includes video story)

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.

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