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Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:31 AM

Florida tornadoes destroy dozens of homes, leave 7,000 customers without power

Source: CNN

By Claudia Dominguez, Joe Sutton and Gene Norman,

(CNN)Two tornadoes struck southwest Florida Sunday morning, destroying at least 28 homes and damaging others in Lee County, while leaving about 7,000 houses there without power, officials said.

The tornadoes were generated by the same storm system that brought freezing rain and snow to other parts of the East Coast, where more than 50 million people Monday morning were under winter weather alerts.

As of early Monday morning, the storm system had knocked out power to more than 180,000 customers in its path, according to PowerOutage.us.

In a Sunday news conference, Cecil Pendergrass, co-chairman of the Lee County board of commissioners, said at least 62 homes were currently "unlivable."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/16/us/florida-tornadoes-damages/index.html

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Reply Florida tornadoes destroy dozens of homes, leave 7,000 customers without power (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2022 OP
snowybirdie Jan 2022 #1
Traildogbob Jan 2022 #3
riversedge Jan 2022 #11
samsingh Jan 2022 #2
ancianita Jan 2022 #5
DownriverDem Jan 2022 #4
usaf-vet Jan 2022 #6
YoshidaYui Jan 2022 #8
llashram Jan 2022 #7
cinematicdiversions Jan 2022 #9
llashram Jan 2022 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:50 AM

1. Sadly

Most people who lost homes are seniors. So many are now homeless.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:11 PM

3. Like seniors

Lost to Covid. As Paxton in Texas says, “ a needed sacrifice for the economy”. Same for lose of life to climate change devastation. All those deaths are patriotic sacrifices for the economy is how the paid for climate deniers feel about them. Fires, tornadoes, super storms, summer and winter, no worries. The Economy thanks all those patriotic sacrificials. But, Manchin’s coal billionaires are doing just fine, and in control of BBB and climate policies.
Thoughts and prayers are their answer, they are free. We should tax thoughts and prayers for guns and climate disasters.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 10:59 PM

11. Paxton is one of most evil persons I have ever read about.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:02 PM

2. deathsantos and traitortrump are the leaders there

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Response to samsingh (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 01:55 PM

5. We live an hour north of there and got no warnings via net or tv.

So much for leadership.

Yesterday DeSantis took to Twitter to offer his prayers for those impacted by the storms. He says the Florida Division of Emergency Management response teams will be available to help.




18 hours ago he posted a video with a token Black mom standing up in the audience:
"Moms across our state are standing up for a principle that is the policy of the state of Florida: Our tax dollars should not be used to teach our kids to hate our country or to hate each other."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 12:55 PM

4. Would

never live there. Too red for me.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:14 PM

6. If you believe the bible thumping taking heads I have to say GOD is not happy with RED state Florida

And the southern states that got buried in snow.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:24 PM

8. Nice place to visit , I wouldn't want to

live there.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:18 PM

7. rare, right?

Hurricanes, high water for many, many years. Now tornadoes in Florida?

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Response to llashram (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 02:33 PM

9. Winter tornadoes are common and Florida has always been in the

 

Top ten for tornados. They just tend to be weak affairs, as these were as well.


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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 03:23 PM

10. hmmmph, okay

Just see them as mid-western phenomena. It's all good. Too provincial I guess.

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