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Updated: 03/19/2017 11:54:05AM

Twister rips

Manasota Key

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PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

This pontoon boat was wrecked by the tornado on Manasota Key on Monday night.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

Toni Orr stands in the rubble of her home on Manasota Key after a storm Monday evening peeled back the roof of the house.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

Power line and other crews clean up and restore power along the 2700 block of North Beach Road on Manasota Key Tuesday.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Siding wasa ripped from the front of this home on Manasota Key Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

This beachfront building took a beating from winds and a small tornado that hit Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

One of the 24 homes damaged by an EF1 tornado on Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

One of the 24 homes damaged by an EF1 tornado on Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

This pontoon boat was wrecked by the tornado on Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

This pontoon boat was wrecked by the tornado on Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Charlotte County reported 24 damaged houses on Manasota Key, attributed to an EF1 tornado.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Crews from Pike Electric were out early fixing power lines on Manasota Key's North Beach Road.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Residents and snowbirds woke Tuesday to find debris scattered along Manasota Key, caused by an EF1 tornado.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Residents and snowbirds woke Tuesday to find debris scattered along Manasota Key, caused by an EF1 tornado.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

This beachfront building took a beating from winds and a small tornado that hit Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

This beachfront building took a beating from winds and a small tornado that hit Manasota Key on Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Siding wasa ripped from the front of this home on Manasota Key Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Siding wasa ripped from the front of this home on Manasota Key Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

Trees, including this cabbage palm on a roof, were torn loose by an E1 tornado Monday night.

PHOTO BY ENGLEWOOD FIRE

One of the 24 homes damaged by an E1 tornado on Manasota Key on Monday night.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

Little is left of Tom and Toni Orr's home. They were among the Manasota Key residences that saw damage from a storm Monday evening. The damage was concentrated around the 2700 block of North Beach Road.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

Power line and other crews clean up and restore power along the 2700 block of North Beach Road on Manasota Key Tuesday.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

A piece of 2-by-4 stuck in a roof on Manasota Key indicates how strong the storm was that swept over Manasota Key Monday evening. The damage was concentrated along the 2700 block of North Beach Road.

PROVIDED BY HEARD SLADE

Taken from his Gulf Island Strade condominium, Heard Slade took this photograph, giving a bird's eye view of the damage of homes caused on Manasota Key Monday evening.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

Tom and Toni Orr were among the homeowners whose beach significantly eroded after Tropical Storm Colin in June. The couple themselves placed 350 sandbags to protect their home only to have it ripped apart by a storm Monday evening.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY

Toni Orr stands in the rubble of her home on Manasota Key after a storm Monday evening peeled back the roof of the house.

By STEVE REILLY

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Toni and Tom Orr settled in Monday for a quiet evening at their Manasota Key home.

Tom sat in a rocker watching David Feherty’s interview of Phil Mickelson on the Golf Channel — but then all hell broke loose.

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