The National Weather Service is looking into a waterspout that briefly moved onshore as a weak tornado at Fort Myers Beach Saturday.
Reports show it happened at 12:09 p.m. The NWS said this was an EF-0 with peak winds around 65 mph.
Many beach-goers posted the incident to social media showing people running as debris swirled around them.
— Luke (@lukeincanada) March 12, 2022
Minor damage was reported to the Lani Kai Beach Resort.
Fox 4 sent the National Weather Service a video showing a waterspout off of Captiva Island heading east. The agency said this could have been a second waterspout in the area. Thankfully, the boater who sent the video in wasn't injured, but some of the windows on their houseboat did break.
Hey @NWSTampaBay, a viewer sent is this video. They’re anchored off of Captiva and say the waterspout went over their boat and trekked closer to Pine Island. Do we think this is a separate waterspout from the Fort Myers Beach one? @Fox4Now #swflwx pic.twitter.com/M87lx7qBHz
— Lauren Petrelli (@LPetrelliTV) March 12, 2022
This is a developing story and it will be updated as the NWS in Tampa provides more details.