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Shocking video shows the moment tornado tore through Fort Myers, Florida, destroying dozens of homes

Shocking video shows the moment a tornado swept through a Florida town on Sunday, damaging dozens of homes.

Footage shows a zoomed-in rotation through Fort Myers, ripping off parts of many of the homes in the Harbor Bay Cruises & Country Club, hurling them into the air.

Video shows a tornado tore through a neighborhood and tore through homes in Florida

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Video shows a tornado tore through a neighborhood and tore through homes in FloridaCredit: WBBH-TV
Parts of homes were blown away by the wind as the tornado passed through Fort Myers

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Parts of homes were blown away by the wind as the tornado passed through Fort MyersCredit: WBBH-TV

The storm was identified by the National Weather Service as an EF2 tornado on Sunday after assessing the damage left behind.

“EF” is the Fujita Advanced scale, and “EF2” means the tornado’s wind speed is between 111 and 135 mph and is likely to cause “significant damage.”

The path of the tornado was 125 yards wide and 1.8 miles long. Report of WBBH-TV that more than 100 mobile homes and 30 mobile homes have been removed from their foundations in Iona.

So far, only minor injuries have been reported.

A strong cold spell brought nearly two dozen tornado warnings to Southwest Florida early Sunday morning.

Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted his thoughts and prayers for those affected by storms, says Florida’s Division of Emergency Management response teams will be available to assist.

“@FLCaseyDeSantis and I are praying for the families affected by the extreme weather yesterday in SWFL.”

The governor said his administration “will do all it can to provide resources for families.”

Officials in Lee County where the storm made landfall said about 7,000 homes lost power, up to 15,000 people in total.

About 28 homes were destroyed in the county, according to officials. Another 62 homes were deemed “unhabitable.”

According to the National Weather Service, at least one tornado was also seen in Collier County.

Winds from those storms toppled a tractor-trailer on I-75. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck driver was injured, but the highway was cleared.

Many homes were destroyed in the storms and many more were deemed 'unlivable'

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Many homes were destroyed in the storms and many more were deemed ‘unlivable’Credit: AP
So far, only minor injuries have been reported

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So far, only minor injuries have been reportedCredit: AP

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