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Labor Day storms shake up Southwest Florida

Posted at 8:00 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 09:35:24-04

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- The flooding has gone down in most of the area by Tuesday morning, but big thunderstorms rolled through the area Monday night.

But one area is still feeling the weight of the water.  In Charlotte County, Sandhill Boulevard, between Bushire Lane and Capricorn Boulevard, is closed due to roadway flooding. Rampart Boulevard has been reopened to traffic. The Deep Creek area is the area most impacted by flooding. 

Areas around Fort Myers are also drying up.  Video from Fort Myers Shores shows water covering one woman's porch.  But according to our photographer, that flooding has gone down as of Monday morning.

And Fox 4 viewer Shyloe Walker sent in photos from the area of Michigan and Cranford in Fort Myers.  The water in that area, Dean Park, has also since receded, but it is still damp.

And one Southwest Cape Coral family is assessing the damage to their property.  According to the National Weather Service, 30-40 mph wind gusts came through, rattling windows and shaking confidence.

According to Jason Lynch and his family, it reminded them of the tornadoes that hit back in January.  It got so bad Lynch told his family to prepare for the worst.  "I told them to grab her and bring her and the kids in the bathroom and hunker down and wait it out."

Lynch says he could see big branches cover up his car and destroyed their children's kiddie pool.

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