San Marco

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Hit San Marco Saturday

Apr 26, 2015
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Austin Luffman via News4Jax

The National Weather Service has confirmed it was an EF-1 tornado with winds of 104 mph that left a path of destruction across San Marco and the Southside over the weekend.

The tornado developed along the eastern shore of the St. Johns River and moved east-southeast for 3.45 miles, weather officials said. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down. There was substantial roof damage to several businesses near Philips Highway.

Tim Heath / KCCS, Inc.

On ramps from Atlantic Blvd. and Philips Hwy. onto Interstate 95 northbound were reopened this morning at around 5:15 a.m. following overnight emergency repairs, according to our news partner News4Jax.

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