Tornado flips car at Mount Laurel industrial complex

Saturday's wicked weather that pummeled parts of New Jersey spawned a tornado in Burlington County, flipping a car and causing damage to a building.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2019, 1:39 PM

Updated 1,778 days ago

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Saturday's wicked weather that pummeled parts of New Jersey spawned a tornado in Burlington County, flipping a car and causing damage to a building.
The National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the day for areas across the state. The storms brought heavy rain, lightning and thunder.
The tornado hit an industrial complex on Gaither Drive, and luckily there weren't many people around because it struck on a Saturday. Video from Castle Windows captured the moment it flipped over a car that was parked in the parking lot.
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An employee at Castle Windows said it was one of her co-workers' cars that was flipped over. More than a dozen employees were inside at the time the tornado hit. Some other employees say their cars were moved in the storm.
"All of a sudden the sky got really dark, our manager came in," said Theresa Coffin. "Five seconds later we started hearing the roof--it felt like the roof was caving in--we jumped under the desk and within seconds, it was over."
The National Weather Service says it was an EF0 waterspout tornado. The National Weather Service says the tornado had winds of about 70 mph and traveled for 0.07 miles. It tore two air conditioners off of a roof and caused some damage, according to the weather service. And a sign was completely crushed from the wind and the car that landed on it.
There were no reports of injuries.
Castle Windows is still assessing the damage to the building, but employees were inside working Sunday.


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