Tornado touched down in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, NWS confirms

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MULLICA HILL, N.J. (WPVI) — The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Mullica Hill, New Jersey on Thursday night.

Severe weather slammed the region early in the evening prompting tornado warnings for parts of South Jersey and Pennsylvania.

According to the NWS, video shows a clear funnel with some small debris lifted in the Mullica Hill area. The strength and path of the tornado will be determined after crews survey the damage.

Action News also obtained video of a possible tornado in Wenonah, Gloucester County.

No injuries have been reported.

In Deptford Township, a tree fell on a house on Valley Green Avenue.

Downed power lines caused some sparking along Erial Road in Blackwood, New Jersey.

Residents said the rain was coming down sideways and the wind blew fiercely.

It left trees snapped in half, some right next to power lines.

The people in Blackwood said the storm hit fast.

“It came through pretty quick. Within about 10 or 15 minutes then it passed on toward Burlington County. And the sky cleared up,” Gary Evans of Blackwood said.

In New Castle County, Delaware, some of the most extensive damage appeared to be centered around the Penn Acres community.

“As you can see you got a hole, pillars moved over, got a lot of work to do,” explained homeowner Maurice Earl.

Earl’s home appeared to have taken the most direct hit from strong winds that left behind extensive damage.

“Upset, hurt, gotta call the insurance make sure everything is taken care of,” Earl said.

Some roads in the area also experienced some minor flooding.

Before nightfall many homeowners were out assessing the damage and chopping trees that fell in their yard with the help of firefighters.

Some were home at the time the severe weather moved in.

“The whole street, the gutters were full, it was the worst I’ve seen in a long time,” said resident Joseph Bryans. “I saw torrential rain like a mini hurricane and we heard a loud rumble. And then I came around afterwards and I saw these roofs are open, and sheds are down, trees are down, it was scary. Our backyard has about an inch of water in it and I’ve been here 30 years and I’ve never seen it like this.”

by George Solis and Brandon Longo (2019, June 13) WPVI

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