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Video: Dust devil wreaks havoc on Jacksonville Beach

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A dust devil sent objects flying as beachgoers flocked to Jacksonville Beach on Memorial Day. 

In a video taken by News4Jax reporter Vic Micolucci, people can be heard screaming and running after their belongings after gusts launched them sky high. 

A dust devil is formed when a pocket of hot air near the surface rises quickly through cooler air above it, creating what is called an updraft. 

We do not believe there were any injuries during or after the dust devil swept through, just hurt feelings. 

Wild! We saw a sand dust devil spin up around noon today while we were shooting a story in Jacksonville Beach. With temperatures at 97 degrees, these can form and bring a lot of wind.

Posted by WJXT Vic Micolucci on Monday, May 27, 2019

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.