Severe weather in Cape brings back memories of tornadoes

Posted at 10:17 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 06:59:36-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The storms that came through Cape Coral on Labor Day evening left behind quite a bit of damage for a number of neighborhoods.

The National Weather Service telling FOX 4 some of the wind gusts were as strong as 40 miles an hour.

The sounds of Jason Lynch cleaning up his yard are nothing compared to sound of how his property ended up full of storm debris.  "Just a lot of crunching and thumping," said Jason Lynch, from Cape Coral.

Crunching and thumping of trees and other storm damage all over his property when strong wind gusts came along with heavy rain.  "It just started coming down, wind was going in one direction and the other direction, stuff flying everywhere, our car gets wiped out," said Lynch while he was holding his daughter.

Big branches ended up on his car. Even his daughter's kiddie pool got torn up.

Cape Coral Police tweeting out a picture of the severe weather to advise people to stay in doors.

Jason Lynch telling his family to brace 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," he said.

Once the winds died down, the Lynch family came out to see what was ahead of them.  "We got some cleanup to do," said Lynch.