Cape Coral Police watch over tornado clean up

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 02:52:45-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Cape Coral Police Department gave updates Monday morning on the recovery process after Friday's frightening tornado touched down in Cape Coral.

All roads in Cape Coral damaged by Friday night's tornado are now open says Sgt. Dana Coston of the Cape Coral Police Department. Seven cops are continuing to provide security as crews work to clean debris and fix power outages. Police hope the extra security will help prevent looting. 

Over 50 homes are on generator power and 200 are still without electricity. "As of last night we had no citizens using the emergency shelter that the Red Cross provided," says Coston. "So, I think we will take that as a good sign that people have been able to provide housing for themselves and that things are on the upswing in that respect."

Police crews will be on the water Monday to survey damage and they want boaters to beware of any possible debris that has not been cleared.

Initial structure damage from this tornado is at more than $6 million.

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