Power outage after possible funnel cloud in Jacksonville neighborhood

Many people in a Jacksonville neighborhood were without power after a possible funnel cloud caused major damage on the Westside.

The fence surrounding Paradise Village Mobile Home Park was missing pieces and more than 100 JEA customers who live there were without power.

Some neighbors said they believe a tornado may have hit the neighborhood.

“When we came home, the neighbors were picking up fence pieces and debris from what they thought was a tornado,” said Tammi Ford.

A teenager showed Action News Jax video she took moments before she gathered her younger siblings and took shelter in their bathtub. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh said it looked like a possible funnel cloud.

“I was like, ‘Get up, there’s a tornado. We have to get in the bathroom right now,’” said Jayla Kuntz.

Their mother Melissa Eibech said she was at work fearing for her children.

She said despite the damage the storm did, she’s just glad her children are safe.

“I was just glad the kids were OK,” Eibech said. “Thankful that it wasn’t worse. Our shed is what saved our trailer, so I’m thankful of that.”

One neighbor said she lost power around 3 p.m., and more than 1,000 people were without power in Duval County on Monday night.

Paradise Village neighbors were told power should be restored by 4 a.m.

They said they fear for their homes if more storms come through the area.

“It is really scary especially if you live in a low lying area or a mobile home,” said Ford. “Don’t wait ‘til the last minute.”