New Jersey residents impacted by weekend tornadoes brace for Thursday storms

Several homes in Jackson still have tarps and sandbags on the roofs, four days later a tornado tore through the area.

Matt Trapani and Nick Meidanis

Apr 5, 2023, 10:23 PM

Updated 467 days ago

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New Jersey may see severe weather Thursday afternoon. This comes less than a week after seven tornadoes left a path of destruction across the state.
One of the worst tornadoes was in Jackson Township. The National Weather Service classified that twister as an EF-2, with wind speeds of up to 130 mph.
Several homes in Jackson still have tarps and sandbags on the roofs, four days later.
One resident tells News 12 that the tornado blew the roof off his home and there is water damage inside. He says that he can’t get his insurance company to come out until Tuesday to assess the damage. This would be 10 days after the storm.
Others say they saw the tornado coming and took shelter in their basement.
"Just hear like an airplane coming, real loud noise. And then it goes by so fast…we came back up, came outside, and saw the destruction,” says Pasquale Miceli.
Miceli says he is keeping a close eye on the weather for Thursday.
“We have to. You never know what’s going to happen,” he says.
Miceli says that he is waiting for his insurance company to come on Saturday to check out the roof. The damage to his home is likely in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Courtesy: National Weather Service


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