More than 40 homes damaged during severe weather in Clay County

Cleanup to begin; 40 homes damaged in storms

Thousands of customers were without power after strong storms downed trees and power lines and sparked a wildfire in Clay County on Tuesday.

Clay County Emergency Management officials said more than 40 homes were damaged during the storm.

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Action News Jax viewers sent us many photos of trees on homes and cars.

Officials are urging drivers to use caution and be on the lookout for downed trees and power lines through Wednesday morning.

Officials said Kingsley and Doctors Lake Drive were closed as crews worked to clear trees from the roadway.

Lightning sparked a wildfire during severe weather in southwestern Clay County. Crews worked to put out the 600-acre wildfire near Sungarden and Warner roads at the Putnam and Clay County line.

First Alert Meteorologist Mike Buresh said a strong microburst likely hit near Blanding Boulevard at approximately 6:30 p.m.

As many as 7,000 customers were without power at 8:30 p.m., according to the Clay Electric webpage.

Action News Jax viewer photos showed a significant amount of hail in the area.