Ft. Myers neighborhood preps for severe weather

Posted at 11:08 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 23:16:15-05

FORT MYERS, FLA.- Fort Myers residents who live in the South-Pointe West neighborhood hit Friday by the storm are prepping for future sever weather. 

"We're bracing ourselves for what's to come. I mean it's scary. We're hoping it just avoids us completely." says Michelle Robinson. 

Neighbors have similar feelings after a tornado ripped through their neighborhood off McGregor Boulevard Friday. 

Taped off areas, boarded up homes, and pool chairs pieced together like legos from the strong wind, and strong winds are what the National Weather Service says we should expect. Stating a wind advisory is in effect for all coastal counties in West Central and Southwest Florida from 3am-4am Sunday morning. 

Homeowners are preparing for the incoming storm by picking up debris, having their cell phones on for the alerts and having plenty of food, water, and candles. 

No injuries have been reported from anyone living in the South-Pointe West neighborhood. Most of the people displaced from their homes are temporarily staying in hotels.