More than 40 homes damaged, trees down and power outages reported in OP after storms
More than 40 homes have reportedly been damaged after severe storms rolled through Orange Park Tuesday night, emergency management officials say.
Trees are blocking roads, have fallen into houses and were ripped from the ground after harsh storms made their way through the First Coast area, affecting parts of Orange Park more than other areas.
Residents in Orange Park near Village Lane, Wells Road and Janell Drive are reporting damage after a burst of storms hit their neighborhoods. Several residents even went so far as to suggest a tornado hit the area, but the National Weather Service is adamant no such event happened.
Wind gusts in the area reached higher than 60 mph in the area.
There are thousands in Clay County without power, mostly in the Orange Park area. Customers with Clay Electric and JEA are also suffering outages.
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John Ward with Clay County Emergency Management said no one was injured.
The intersection of Bellaire and Kevin Drive is impassable due to a downed tree, according to a trained spotter with the National Weather Service.
Trees are down along Bartlett Avenue and a tree is laying across Patricia Lane in Orange Park, viewers tell us. A tree has also reportedly fallen into an assisted-living facility on Kingsley Avenue.
First Coast News has multiple crews on the scene.