Storms Down Trees, Damage At Least One Home In Gonzalez; Lightning Strikes Mobile Home

April 10, 2021

Storms downed trees in Gonzalez  early Saturday morning, damaging at least one home, and lightning struck a mobile home south of Century.

A resident of Countri Lane said they “definitely had a wake up call with what we thought was a tornado” Saturday morning. A large tree branch from a neighboring yard crashing into the home, damaging the soffit and fascia on the roofline, and breaking a window.

The railroad crossing arms on Countri Lane were also damaged by the wind.

Lightning struck a mobile home in the 5000 block of Dawson Road about 8:30 a.m., sparking  a small fire that was extinguished by the resident. Escambia Fire Rescue responded.

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4 Responses to “Storms Down Trees, Damage At Least One Home In Gonzalez; Lightning Strikes Mobile Home”

  1. Charlotte R Bates on April 10th, 2021 5:07 pm

    I also had a large tall tree that snapped off at the top. One thing I fear more then anything is a tornado. And I prayed that one would not touch down and wiped us out. I was frozen in fear.

  2. Steve C on April 10th, 2021 2:08 pm

    The clubhouse at Cypress Lakes golf course was severely damaged also.

  3. Kathy on April 10th, 2021 11:00 am

    Large tree down on house El Camino Dr Cantonment

  4. Gonzalez on April 10th, 2021 10:05 am

    That was quite the storm. There was one point where I think it gusted to around 60mph.

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