DUETTE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say two adults have been killed and four children have been injured after two suspected tornadoes swept through central Florida.
Manatee County EMS officials said that several people were injured as severe weather pushed through Duette and Siesta Key in Sarasota and Manatee counties early Sunday morning.
Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube says that 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.