2 Dead, Several Injured, During Florida Storms

DUETTE, Fla. (AP) -

Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube says that two adults were killed and five people injured, including four children, when a tornado touched down in central Florida.

Steube said two adults, their adult son, and their four grandchildren were inside the mobile home when the twister hit.

Steven Wilson died in the tornado when it ripped the mobile home apart. Wilson’s wife, Kate, was taken to a hospital and died from a heart attack. Their son, also named Steven Wilson, crawled out of the wreckage and helped his four children out of the house. They are being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

 

Sarasota County officials report damage to multiple homes near Siesta Key. At least one home was destroyed and a woman had to be pulled from the wreckage by first responders.

Other damage reports include roofs being blown off homes.

The National Weather Service says a line of strong to severe thunderstorms was expected to move through central and south Florida Sunday morning posing a threat of damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.