JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that a tornado touched down at Huguenot Memorial Park Thursday afternoon.
NWS said it was an EF-0 tornado, which had about 65 mph winds.
National Weather Service just confirmed a brief tornado touched down at Huguenot Memorial Park causing that storm damage today. @FCN2go— Shelby Danielsen (@NewsShelby) July 27, 2017
Strong thunderstorms passed through Mayport Naval Station around 1:35 p.m. and the tornado appeared around 1:38 p.m. NWS said it produced minor damage, including damage to the beach, a lifeguard tower and vehicle.
Huguenot Park closed due to severe weather. We've received reports of damage on the beach. Lifeguard tower & vehicle reportedly damaged. pic.twitter.com/qvS2oyuW1t— Shelby Danielsen (@NewsShelby) July 27, 2017
A tree also fell on someone's home in the Mayport area. Crews say the storms are likely to blame and believe it fell right before the tornado formed.
Stay with First Coast News as this story develops.