Cleanup continues in Bartram Park after confirmed tornado topples trees, branches

Despite the damage caused by a confirmed EF0 tornado in the Bartram Park area Tuesday afternoon, residents said they are grateful no one was injured.

Crews were out there Wednesday morning cutting up toppled trees and branches and stacking them to the side.

🌪️ Confirmed EF0 Tornado Bartram Park area of JAX yesterday afternoon

👉 Full report:

🙏 0 injuries; 0 fatalities #jaxwx #flwx

— NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) January 10, 2024

Heather Frazier, who lives in the Greenbrier neighborhood, said the tornado pushed her lanai in and ripped away a part of the screen.

Along with a messed-up lanai, Frazier has damage to parts of her roof and a tree.

“I’m most sad about my big giant willow tree,” Frazier said.

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Frazier said that the tree holds a special place in her heart.

“So it’s funny the willow tree is all over my Facebook because I’m always sitting out here with my coffee in the morning or my tea or my drink at night and with the sunset going down. So I was very sad,” Frazier said.

Frazier’s home wasn’t the only one that had damage in the neighborhood, several others were also impacted.

The National Weather Service was also out Wednesday surveying the damage.

Scott Cordero, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, talked about the damage.

“We’re very fortunate it didn’t go across I-95 during rush hour,” Cordero said.

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Cordero said if the tornado had continued its path onto I-95, things could’ve been a lot different.

“Yes, we could’ve had a lot of vehicles, car accidents and stuff like that, lowered visibility,” Cordero said.

Cordero said when storms go through neighborhoods or wooded areas, it makes it easier for them to assess because there are more damage indicators present.

Frazier added even though she’s upset about the damage to her home, she’s glad no one was injured and that her package which was delivered right before the storm began didn’t blow away.

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