BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The National Weather Service will determine whether a tornado touched down in Bonita Springs on Sunday Afternoon.
At least a half dozen homes were damaged along the 2600 block of Williamsburg Drive. Most of the flying debris came from the aluminum roof of a mobile home that was ripped off and wrapped around a tree in a neighbor's yard.
Neighbors describe hearing what sounded like a freight train, followed by hail and strong wind.
There were no reports of injuries.
"A lot of people said it must have been 15 minutes. I said, I doubt it was more than 15 seconds," said Barry Hatch, who's roof was blown off in the storm. "I looked at the neighbor's and said, uh-oh. They had a lot of damage, but I didn't know it was my roof."
"As I stepped into the bathroom, it was this horrible, horrible noise, and then the skylight lifted. I looked and it just lifted right up," said Ellen Hatch.
Investigators haven't ruled out a tornado, but it's also possible the damage was caused by a microburst of strong wind.