The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado hit Cape Coral nearly a week before Southwest Florida was ravaged by the storms.
The Cape Coral tornado was rated EF0 with winds of 60 to 70 mph.
This brings the number of tornadoes to six in Southwest Florida during the January 16 hurricanes.
The tornado caused some damage between Trafalgar Parkway and Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.
A photo shared with WINK News shows the damaged fence.
An EF1 tornado was confirmed in the Cove Bay area of Charlotte County with winds of 100 mph. A second tornado in Charlotte County has also been confirmed.
Two tornadoes were reported in Collier County, at Lely Resort and near Alligator Alley.
An EF2 tornado hit Lee County.
CAPE CORAL TORNADO 🌪️ New video from EF-0 last Sunday caused some damage between Trafalgar Pkwy and Pine Island Rd. This is officially the 6th tornado in the outbreak in Southwest Florida @WINKNews https://t.co/GxLGIJylwZ pic.twitter.com/vL9xU6s4Cd
– Matt Devitt (@MattDevittWINK) January 22, 2022
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https://www.winknews.com/2022/01/22/national-weather-service-now-says-6-tornadoes-struck-southwest-florida-last-week/ The NWS now says 6 tornadoes hit Southwest Florida last week, including Cape Coral