Officials: Same tornado landed in Mullica Hill, Deptford Thursday evening

The National Weather Service says a confirmed tornado that touched down in New Jersey lifted up and touched down again in another town.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2019, 2:29 PM

Updated 1,802 days ago

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The National Weather Service says a confirmed tornado that touched down in New Jersey lifted up and touched down again in another town.
Forecasters saw a video of a clear funnel cloud with some debris going airborne Thursday night in Mullica Hill.
It was categorized as an EF0 on the scale that rates the intensity of tornadoes, which has maximum speeds of 85 mph. But weather officials said Friday that the tornado reformed a short time later as an EF1 and touched down in nearby Deptford. EF1 tornadoes have maximum speeds of 110 mph.
Residents in the areas impacted by the storm spent most of Friday cleaning up debris. They say that the tornado blew through their towns very quickly.
Alex Kenyon posted a video of the tornado captured on her home’s security camera.
"I was standing right there just looking out the back and it was just like this wall that came and pushed everything on the deck and then I just ran to grab the kids and we went downstairs,” Kenyon says.
The tornado destroyed the family’s fences and threw lawn furniture around. Parts of the family’s deck were also damaged.
"It’s bewildering, but it's all replaceable stuff. Everyone’s safe,” says Mullica Hill resident Matthew Melucci.
Tornado warnings were posted Thursday night for Gloucester, Burlington, Camden and Ocean counties as a line of strong storms moved across the region.
“I’ve been here for 23 years and never experienced anything like this, so it was just a big shock,” says Blackwood resident Beverly Beehler.
Despite all the damage, no injuries were reported.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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