Caught on Camera: Tornado touchdown in Naples confirmed

Author: Haley Zarcone Writer: Rachel Murphy
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A tornado touchdown was recorded on WINK Doppler 3x in Naples and was caught on video by a WINK News viewer.

Tornado-like activity was recorded within Southwind Village and near Naples Airport Thursday afternoon, at around 4:52 p.m.

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Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt showing a second area of tornado-like wind activity (CREDIT: The Weather Authority)

The video captured debris twisting in the air.

Flooding was reported along Airport Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard.

The Weather Authority reached out to the National Weather Service who confirmed a tornado touched down in the area. NWS will release the strength of the tornado Friday.

“And we started following it, until it came right about there, and the circuit breakers just ‘boom,'” said Daniel Torres, a Naples resident.

FPL was on Estey Avenue working on power lines. Homeowners who lived along the road came out to see parts of their homes scattered across their lawn, some even across the road.

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