2 dead, 4 juveniles hospitalized after FL storms

Posted at 3:19 AM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 14:14:12-05

Severe storms moved through Tampa Bay early Sunday morning, killing two people in Duette, knocking power out throughout Siesta Key and Sarasota and causing major property damage.

Two people were rescued from a home on Baywinds Lane in Sarasota and suffered minor injuries after their home was wiped out by the early morning storms. Officials there reported minor flooding, downed power lines, trees and signs in the city. Large trees are down at the 3200 block and 3900 block of Central Avenue. Public works officials were on scene at 32nd Street to repair a fallen stop sign.

In Duette, three adults and four juveniles were inside of a home on Albritton Road around 4 a.m. during severe weather. Two of the three adults are reported dead and the four juveniles hospitalized, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The names of those killed are: Steven Wilson, 58, and Kelli Wilson, 51. Steven M. Wilson and his four children, ages 6-10 years old, were hospitalized with  non life-threatening injuries.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office released condition updates on the victims on Sunday, saying that the two female children are in serious condition, and the male children are in stable condition. Three of the four kids are siblings, and one is a cousin, officials say. The son of Kelli and Steven is in stable condition.

Tornado watches and warnings waned by about 5:30 a.m., but the remainder of the day promises breezy winds until Monday, when Tampa Bay temperatures drop to the upper 50's.

Numerous power outages have been reported by Florida Power & Light via their website at