National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in NJ amid Elsa's impacts

The National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes touched down in New Jersey early this morning amid Elsa's impacts.

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2021, 10:26 PM

Updated 1,020 days ago


The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in New Jersey early Friday morning amid impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa.
An EF-1 tornado with estimated peak wind speeds of 100 mph was confirmed in Woodbine, in Cape May County. The service's survey found that it carved a path of nearly 1 mile, starting around 2:40 a.m. and ending two moments later.
The tornado touched down near the entrance of the Ocean World Condominium complex, where it uprooted two cedar trees before destroying a picnic area and spreading debris. The complex's office and recreation building sustained "considerable damage," before the tornado damaged more nearby trees.
A second tornado was confirmed ini Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County about an hour later. It had peak estimated wind speeds of 80 mph and a path of less than a third of a mile when it touched down shortly after 3:30 a.m. in the area of Sycamore Drive.
That tornado snapped numerous large tree limbs and damaged trees in the area. It also blew over some sections of vinyl fencing and caused cosmetic damages to some homes in the area.
Storm damage was also surveyed in Atlantic County's Somers Point, where multiple wooden utility poles had been snapped. The survey found that the damage there was caused by strong winds.

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