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Severe thunderstorm leaves damage on Westside, Clay County

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Updated: 9/06/2013 6:05 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The severe thunderstorms that moved through the Jacksonville metro area Friday left damage on the Westside and in Clay county.

John Ward with Clay County emergency Management told Action News a few trees were down and there were "lots of power outages."  Ward said the downed trees did not damage houses or cars.

Sandy, an Action News viewer, lives in the Black Creek area.  She sent a photo of several large tree limbs scattered around her home.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office reports there is also storm damage in the area of Hidden Waters Drive and Hands Drive. That area is off County Road 209 in Green Cove Springs.

Sheriff deputies said the tree damage was mostly from high winds. 


No injuries have been reported.

Workers with Clay Electric are in the area along with traffic investigators. They're asking people to avoid the area for a couple hours so crews can cleanup the damage.

Additionally, officials are asking people in areas with heavy rain to avoid driving through deep water.

All damage reports should be reported to Clay County Emergency Management at 904-284-7703.





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