The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in Cape Coral with winds of about 95 miles per hour around 7 a.m.
There are no reports of injuries. At least a dozen homes were damaged (ranging from minor to significant damage) in the area surrounding the 1900 block of NW 26th Avenue.
The Cape Coral Fire Department has checked on residents in the area and the Police Department and other partner agencies are working in this area to assess damage and assisting with traffic issues and downed power lines.
Please avoid the area if at all possible.