Tornado confirmed in Jacksonville as video shows truck flipping multiple times at local business

Action News Jax has obtained video from showing a tornado flipping a truck near a local business in Jacksonville. The video shows the vehicle flipping over multiple times.


The incident happened at a car dealership on Beach Boulevard on the Southside this afternoon

Action News Jax is also at the scene of downed powerlines because of a huge tree that fell on the Southside.

The First Alert Weather Team went on air as a tornado warning was issued just after 2 p.m. An alert was also sent out concerning a severe thunderstorm warning in Camden and Glynn County.

Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh was able to confirm with the Jacksonville National Weather Service that a brief EF-1 tornado occurred on the Southside of Jacksonville near Beach Boulevard, west of the eastern beltway of I-295 and in the Holiday Hill area of Arlington.

The weather service said a severe storm developed as outflow from earlier thunderstorms interacted with the Atlantic sea breeze and St. Johns River breeze in eastern Duval.

The tornado had winds estimated to be up to 100 MPH, moved just under 1.5 miles, and was around 200 yards in width. It began began at 2:15 p.m. and ended at 2:25 p.m.

After flipping the truck, the tornado did not maintain contact with the ground. The weather service said it skipped to the west/northwest where the the supporting circulation tightened near a residential neighborhood in the Holiday Hill area and caused significant damage to several trees and power lines.

The tornado dissipated near Tara Lane and Parental Home Road.

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