Saturday storms leave behind damage in north Jacksonville

As disruptive weather continues through the weekend, one business on the Northside is dealing with damage from Saturday's storm. News4Jax reporter Brianna Andrews has a closer at the mess left behind nearby an Amoco gas station.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As storms were expected to continue through Sunday, one business on the northside of Jacksonville was still dealing with damage from Saturday’s storms.

Witnesses said a carwash awning at an Amoco gas station on Dunn Avenue was uprooted during Saturday’s storm.

The awning appeared to have been blown over 100 feet from strong winds.

Michael Burton is a car washer at the Amoco gas station on Dunn Avenue.

He says he was standing just a few feet away when the storm uprooted the awning.

“It scared me. It was blowing everything, and I just got scared I was like, I didn’t know what was going on,” said Burton.

Pattrick Harris normally washes cars under that awning.

He says he closed shop moments before it came down.

“I was just like wow. Thank God it didn’t snatch up while I was up under there. That’s the only thing I could think of,” Harris said.

The heavy metal is now among other debris believed to be torn down during yesterday’s storm.

Witnesses say no one was injured.

“It could have landed on anything. A person working down the sidewalk. That could’ve been kind of bad,” said Harris.


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