Storm damage leaves 1 injured in Manatee County, officials say

Manatee County

Manatee County Public Safety Department

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – One person was injured Saturday evening after a line of severe thunderstorms rolled in across Tampa Bay, Manatee County officials say.

According to the Manatee County Public Safety Department, EMS officials responded to help an injured person after a possible tornado touched down near El Conquistador Parkway in Bradenton.

The National Weather Service placed Manatee County under a severe thunderstorm warning just before 6 p.m., which went through 7 p.m.

According to NWS, the impacted areas saw winds of up to 60 miles per hour and penny-sized hail was a possibility.

Max Defender 8 Meteorologist Greg Bennett is working to confirm if a tornado did possibly touchdown in Bradenton, however, the National Weather Service has yet to report any tornado sightings Saturday evening.

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