Tornado rips roof off 51-year-old family-owned business on Jacksonville’s Southside – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In 51 years of business, there’s never been 20 seconds like this. A tornado tore through Jacksonville’s Southside yesterday and left a mess along Richard Street.

Security video given to Action News Jax shows the intense moments where a roof ripped off from a local business.

Cannon’s, a local and family-owned towing business said the debris seen in the video is from their roof.

Cannon’s is located on Richard St. and the video is captured from Stepp Ave.

Family members from Cannon’s tell Action News Jax pieces of their roof can be seen down both streets.

“I’m still in shock, I don’t think it’s really hit us,” Brittani Phillips said.

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The aftermath left family members of the business, like Phillips, heartbroken. The tornado threw pieces of the roof onto other streets and pieces were left hanging from the top of a nearby cell tower.


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