The pair they had dropped off an elderly patient at a hospital and were returning to Lakeland.
The storms sustained winds had dropped to about 70 mph.
At least one alligator was seen out his normal habitat — strolling down a main street of a coastal town.
Heavy flooding was seen in Miami as Hurricane Irma hit the opposite coast along Florida.
Lt. Col. Joe Buccino says the soldiers unit could deploy late Sunday or Monday.
In video, it appeared a window was first broken at Simon’s Sportswear.
Emergency personnel were unable to respond because of high winds.
Irma will move into southwestern Georgia on Monday.
Officials confirmed tornadoes touch downed on land in areas of central Broward County near the Everglades
Irma came ashore in Cuba Saturday morning and could hit the Florida Keys Sunday morning.