Storms damage homes, power lines in Manasota Key

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Trees and power lines were down Monday night on Manasota Key. (KIM POWELL / WINK News)

MANASOTA KEY, Fla. Storms left homes damaged and some area residents without power Tuesday morning, the Englewood Fire Control District said.

Approximately 15 to 20 homes sustained damage in the storms Monday night as conditions tangled downed power lines in nearby trees, according to the Englewood fire chief.

Manasota Key resident Linda Wilkonson experienced the damage firsthand.

“It was a very harrowing experience.,” Wilkonson said. “It came quickly and it left quickly  but it certainly did a lot of damage.”

About 140 customers were without power in Englewood, according to the Florida Power and Light outage Map.

Crews are working to assess the damage and restore power to area residents.

Crews were first dispatched at around 9:30 p.m. after two people called and said they were trapped inside a home, a fire official said.

Responders reached North Beach Road, but stormy conditions made it impassible, according to an official. The people trapped were able to leave the home by the time crews got past the road.

One person was cut by glass and suffered a minor injury, a fire official said.

WINK News reporter Nicole Valdes gave a live look at the damage:

No further information was immediately available.

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