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At least two dead in Florida tornadoes, storms

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By: Gemma DiCasimirro, Hanna Guerrero and Cassandra Vinograd

(NBC) - Severe storms and at least three reported tornadoes slammed southwest Florida overnight, leaving at least two people dead and a swath of damaged homes.

The National Weather Service said there were at least three reports of tornadoes overnight in Florida, according to the Weather Channel.

The Manatee County sheriff's office said the severe weather hit a mobile home in the northeastern part of the county, killing two adults and sending four juveniles to the hospital. Officials in Sarasota said the storms damaged homes, downed power lines and caused minor flooding there.

Sarasota County said damage-assessment teams were deployed and urged locals to stay home.

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