Tornado touches down, causes damage in Huguenot Memorial Park

The tree caused significant damage to the home, forcing the homeowner to find somewhere else to sleep for the night.

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.

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.

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.

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