An EF2 tornado and an EF1 tornado hit Southwest Florida on Sunday. Here's what we know

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Residents across Southwest Florida have spent the past day cleaning up after Sunday morning storms brought a powerful tornado to Lee County. Multiple tornado warnings stretched from north Collier County and along the Gulf Coast in Lee County and Charlotte County.

Dozens of homes in Lee County were either severely damaged or destroyed in the storms that swept through the area.

Here is what we know about storm coverage so far:

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Where did the Fort Myers-area tornado cause damage?

The National Weather Service issued the first tornado warning just before 8 a.m. Here is a storm and damage tracker.

Iona in Lee County in particular was hit hard.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado tore through three mobile home communities in Iona: Tropicana, Point Breeze and Century 21.

How strong was the tornado?

The National Weather Service said the tornado was a category EF2 with winds up to 118 mph.

It's the strongest tornado to hit Southwest Florida since 2016.

How many tornadoes were there?

The National Weather Service confirmed two powerful tornadoes to the region. The first touched down near Placida in Charlotte County at 6:37 a.m. It was an EF1 tornado with 110 mph winds. No one was reported injured or killed by the EF1 tornado.

The National Weather Service is still surveying the possible tornadoes that might have touched down in Collier County.

How can I help tornado victims?

The Red Cross is working with local emergency crews in helping those affected by Sunday's storm. Here are some ways you can help.

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When did the tornado touch down?

Storms started hitting Lee County early Sunday morning. The tornado touched down at 7:35 a.m., and National Weather Service officials said it ended at 7:40 a.m.

Did anyone get hurt in Sunday's tornado?

No deaths were reported. A message on the Lee County website said four people suffered minor injuries.

One county assessment said 27 homes were destroyed, 24 suffered major damage and 14 had minor damage. County Commission Chairman Cecil Pendergrass said 62 of the homes in the tornado’s path were unlivable.

Are there power outages?

As of 7 p.m. Sunday, Florida Power & Light reported 2,946 customers were without electric power in Lee County, 30 in Collier County, and 80 in Charlotte County.

This morning, just 336 customers are without power in Lee County, 20 in Collier County and 1 in Charlotte County.

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Tornado damage from Fort Myers Florida storms | What we know Monday

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