A day after two powerful 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.
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After the storm: Fort Myers residents start recovery in the aftermath
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.
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.
Update: The Red Cross has closed the shelter due to lack of use as of 11 a.m. today, according to Betsy Clayton, communication director of Lee County Government.
The Red Cross is now offering help to people impacted by the tornado via its 1-800 line. People can visit the website to obtain that number and a link to the Red Cross as well as other information.
Residents should not drop off donation supplies at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, Clayton said, but the community is asking for monetary donations instead on the website. Click on the link to make a monetary donation.
Weather data confirms tornado activity
There were two confirmed tornadoes in the Southwest Florida area according to the National Weather Service.
In Fort Myers, the tornado causing the most damage was recorded at 7:35 a.m., lasting five minutes. It was an EF2 with 118 mph winds and traveled 1.8 miles.
Three separate mobile parks were hit : Point Breeze, Tropicana, and Century 21
108 mobile homes were damaged, 30 completely destroyed, and 51 have major damage.
It is estimated there is $1.1 million worth of damage.
Charlotte county had a tornado near Placida that started at 6:37 am. It was an EF1, with winds of 110 miles per hour and it traveled 1.3 miles.
Zero injuries or fatalities
35 homes were damaged in a manufactured home community
It is estimated there was $500,000 worth of damage.
Lee County is also opening a drop-off site for residents of south Fort Myers who were affected by Sunday's tornado.
It's located on 14790 A and W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908, and open till 6 PM today and reopen on Tuesday from 9 AM-6 PM the rest of the week and weekend.
The county asked that only the residents who were impacted bring their debris.
The National Weather Service survey is currently ongoing for Collier County, but there were an estimated three or four tornadoes that passed through that part of the region.
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This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Updates on EF2 tornadoes in Fort Myers and Naples, damage and power outages