NWS confirms EF2 tornado moved through Palm Coast damaging homes, cars

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF2 tornado moved through Palm Coast early Thursday morning.

Flagler County officials said the tornado damaged homes and cars.


Fire Chief Kyle Berryhill said the tornado moved through the Indian Trails neighborhood of Palm Coast around 4:45 a.m. causing “significant damage.”

He said the storm ripped the roof of one home off completely, ripped others off partially and flipped several cars.

Officials said an assistance center is open to residents whose homes are not habitable. As of now, the center, located at Parkview Baptist Church at 5435 Belle Terre Parkway, was only scheduled to be open until noon.

Read: Weather Alert Day: Strong storms, possible tornados cause damage in parts of Central Florida

People are urged to avoid the areas impacted as first responders continue to assess the area.

SEE: Storm damage from across Florida

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.