Tornado touches down at Kings Bay, causing damage, injuring four

Four people are recovering from injuries suffered during a tornado that touched down at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Base officials say those injured included two sailors on a patrol boat and two fishermen on a pier.

Action News Jax obtained this footage showing the moment the tornado touched down in Georgia. Dark clouds and a slow-moving tornado are seen in this video taken at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

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The tornado left behind overturned vehicles, downed power poles and trees and debris strewn about in its wake.

Angela Boswell tells me her husband works on the base.

The two heard the news when they got back from a trip out of state.

“I turned to him immediately and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh babe, there was a tornado on base,’” said Boswell.  “And we both were, like, in shock. That was just crazy.”

The First Alert Weather team was on the air tracking this cell’s movement beginning in Charlton County, all the way to Kings Bay, Georgia, where it eventually formed a tornado touching down at the base.

Kings Bay spokesperson Scott Bassett told Action News Jax four people were injured, including two sailors on a patrol boat and two fishermen on the SITE 6 pier.

The pier is in the South East corner of the base.

Cmdr. Chester Parks says two people sustained lacerations and two others suffered minor leg injuries.

“My husband does work there, so it is a little concerning,” Boswell said. “I would’ve been devastated if something happened.”

Kings Bay officials tell us Camden County Fire and Rescue offered additional support by sending first responders to the scene.

They tell Action News Jax those injured in the storm are home after being treated for their injuries at local health facilities.

Many we spoke to in Kings Bay say they’re praying those injured have a speedy recovery.

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