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Confirmed EF-1 tornado in Charlotte County, packing wind speeds at 110 mph

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 12:34:58-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fl. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a EF-1 tornado with winds hitting 110 mph hit Charlotte County this morning.

The tornado started approximately at 6:37 a.m. and ended at 6:42 a.m. The tornado came ashore as a waterspout near a marina, where it flipped a boat and damaged several others before moving into a manufactured home community where it damaged at least 35 homes.

Initial damages are estimated around $500K.