Families, businesses survey aftermath, begin clean up in wake of Elsa tornado
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A tornadic cell that passed over Jacksonville on Wednesday evening left a wake of damage that residents and business owners are beginning to dig out from Thursday.
Cannons on Richard Street, a family business near Philips and I-95, had its aluminum roof ripped off and left in a twisted heap, with one piece wrapped around the top of a communications tower nearby.
It was hard to tell what was what in the debris as pieces of roofing and fence and other items were strewn across the property.
The story was similar at the Pinebrook Apartments on Powers Avenue where the American Red Cross was called in Wednesday to help tenants who suffered damages.
The tornado caused a tree to rip apart and collapse onto several apartments.
“We’re going to bring some teams out to check in with the families and…