Southside and the Riddles Bend community in Rainbow City also face the aftermath of a strong tornado. Rainbow City Police report a total of 51 damaged homes. 30 had minor damage, 16 had major damage, and five homes were destroyed. There are no major injuries, and no reported deaths associated with this storm.
The storm moved Rainbow City into Southside, destroying homes, trees, and utility poles there as well. Southside Mayor Wally Burns says the cleanup efforts aren’t quick, but they are making progress.
The Rainbow City/Southside tornado was part of the same storm system that eventually struck Jacksonville.