Tornado confirmed in Ocean City on Aug. 1

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The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia, has confirmed a tornado touched down on Monday, Aug. 1 in Ocean City.

The tornado, which came during a severe thunderstorm, was rated an EF-0 tornado with peak winds estimated to be at 80 mph and a path 50 yards wide. The tornado started at 4:40 p.m. and lasted until 4:45 p.m., the weather service confirmed Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado originally started as a waterspout in the Assawoman Bay. It then came ashore near the intersection of Route 50 and Philadelphia Avenue.

The tornado resulted in structural damage to several businesses in the area. A large supply container for Ocean City was overturned and moved to the next beach over.

There were no injuries reported from the tornado.

By: Gray Hughes, 5:39 p.m. EDT August 2, 2016
Photo: By Journal & Courier

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