Florida Governor Rick Scott was in Cape Coral Sunday to see the damage from a tornado that hit the area Saturday night.

Authorities say the tornado touched down with winds up to 135 mph and damaged several homes, left thousands without power for a time, but caused no serious injuries or deaths.

Police say the tornado caused scattered damage over about 12 square miles.

"I remember all through school we'd have to go to the basement of the school for tornado alerts and our neighborhood got hit by tornadoes. Our house never did, but there were areas near where I was growing up that did. It's a pretty scary time. Fortunately in the case of the hurricane you have a little bit of notice. This you don't have much notice," said Scott.

The initial damage estimate stands at $5.5 million.

The governor said the state will do everything it can to help the town get back on its feet.