"It ranges from minor to catastrophic damage,” a local fire chief said.
4 NW Bradenton, FL - EM reports TORNADO at 06:33 PM EDT -- brief touch down damaged 5 mobile homes in Palmetto near 10th st sw & 28th ave w— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) July 9, 2013
"What I had sitting out was flying across the room," Nancy Kadlick said. "John was sitting there looking at the sky. I told him to get down on the floor."
Local residents and reporters tweeted images of the tornado and its aftermath:
One of a few homes damaged by a tornado in Palmetto's Tropic Isles community. Live wires hit several others. pic.twitter.com/htQ1J4JA1Q— Ashley Porter (@ashleyreporter) July 10, 2013
Tornado damage at several homes in Palmetto. pic.twitter.com/JsqK2M2Hdy— TBenderPhoto (@tbenderphoto1) July 10, 2013
PHOTO: Funnel cloud over Palmetto, Fla.; tornado touchdown caused damage - via Sara Hanover - pic.twitter.com/vTaFHXmIfm— ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) July 9, 2013