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Person injured, 20 homes damaged after strong storms sweep through Bradenton

Manatee County Public Safety says it happened near El Conquistador Parkway.

BRADENTON, Fla. — As severe storms swept through parts of Tampa Bay, Manatee County EMS says at least one person was injured and several homes were damaged.

According to county authorities, the person was injured Saturday evening during a possible tornado near El Conquistador Parkway. The National Weather Service says the damage was likely caused by straight-line damaging winds.

Two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday evening in Manatee County.

Manatee County Public Safety says county EMS Chief Steve Litschauer was also on the scene and officials offered everyone impacted by the storm in the area assistance from the Red Cross.

According to county emergency management, 20 homes were damaged by wind. Five of those homes had major damage with large sections of roofing removed.

Other damage happened to windows, awnings, screen enclosures and trees.

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