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4 children, mother safe after tornado reportedly damages home in Columbia County

"I didn't want the kids to get hurt, that was my main concern," explains Cameron Robertson.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — One woman's home was reportedly damaged by a tornado during Tropical Storm Elsa in Columbia County.

Cameron Robertson tells First Coast News that she believes she saw a tornado rip through her neighborhood near Raven Lane early on Wednesday morning around 6 a.m.

She describes it as something out of a movie, telling a reporter that she opened her back door after she felt her house begin to shake. She saw what appeared to be a tornado and quickly got all of her children to safety.

"Got all the kids," Robertson said. "I took them to the pantry because there was no windows in there. I didn't want the kids to get hurt, that was my main concern."

She says they huddled there until the winds began to stop.

A portion of the front part of her home was ripped off but there was no apparent major damage. Utility workers were there before noon.

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF0 tornado did touch down in that area.

Also in Columbia County, a tree fell on a house near SR-47 and SW Thrasher Lane due to high winds. 

First Coast is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa and is bringing you live coverage here.

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