Cleanup continues after 2 tornadoes touch down in Howell

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HOWELL TOWNSHIP -

Two days after two separate tornadoes touched down in Howell Township, the cleanup continued.

The National Weather Service confirmed that both tornadoes were an EF-0, the weakest tornado category with winds ranging from 65 to 85 mph.

A 35-foot pine tree that was uprooted in Oak Glen Park helped NWS officials to determine that a tornado struck and not a microburst. Officials said the tree fell southeast while much of the other debris scattered in various directions, proving rotation occurred.

Down the road about 3 miles away at the Home Depot, the second tornado struck. A News 12 viewer captured video of the funnel cloud forming in the parking lot.

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