Tornadoes confirmed in Woodbine and Little Egg Harbor last night


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Public Information Statement National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 547 PM EDT Fri Jul 9 2021 ...NWS Damage Survey results for Woodbine..Somers Point..and Little Egg Harbor Township on July 9... Two tornadoes have been confirmed in New Jersey. .Woodbine Tornado... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 100 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.94 miles Path Width /maximum/: 75 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: July 9, 2021 Start Time: 02:40 AM EDT Start Location: Woodbine / Cape May County / NJ Start Lat/Lon: 39.2358 / -74.7927 End Date: July 9, 2021 End Time: 02:42 AM EDT End Location: Woodbine / Cape May County / NJ End Lat/Lon: 39.2370 / -74.8102 An EF-1 tornado touched down near the entrance of the Ocean World Condominium complex in Woodbine where it uprooted two cedar trees. The tornado completely destroyed a picnic shelter at the complex`s park area and spread debris consisting of structural remains and patio furniture hundreds of feet. The roof of the picnic shelter was dropped into the nearby swimming pool. The tornado caused considerable structural damage to the complex`s office and recreation building. The front door was blown out and ripped off of the structure and an exterior wall was pushed outward several inches, but did not completely collapse. The complex`s entrance sign was also blown over and another nearby cedar tree was uprooted. The tornado continued westward where it snapped a few trees along Ash Drive and Freidriechstadt Avenue. The tornado continued through a wooded area then uprooted a few trees near the intersection of Dehirsch Avenue and Joffe Drive. At the same intersection, several tree limbs were snapped off and sections of residential vinyl fencing was blown over. The tornado continued across an open area then ended near the intersection of Heilprin Avenue and Ocean Drive where it snapped part of a pine tree off onto a house. The NWS survey team would like to thank the Woodbine Office of Emergency Management and Woodbine Public Works Department for their assistance with this survey. .Little Egg Harbor Township Tornado... Rating: EF-0 Estimated Peak Wind: 80 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.29 miles Path Width /maximum/: 110 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: July 9, 2021 Start Time: 03:33 AM EDT Start Location: Little Egg Harbor Twp / Ocean County / NJ Start Lat/Lon: 39.5704 / -74.3598 End Date: July 9, 2021 End Time: 03:34 AM EDT End Location: Little Egg Harbor Twp / Ocean County / NJ End Lat/Lon: 39.5717 / -74.3646 An EF-0 tornado touched down in a residential area along Sycamore Drive in Little Egg Harbor Township. The tornado snapped numerous large tree limbs and snapped a few trees along Sycamore Drive and Harbourtown Boulevard. One small tree was uprooted on Sycamore Drive. Some homes suffered some cosmetic damage along Rosemont Lane and Harbourtown Boulevard where some sections of vinyl fencing were blown over. The tornado continued along Rosemont Lane where numerous tree limbs were down. A residence at the intersection of Rosemont Lane and Vista Court had 2 sections of wooden fencing blown out and tossed approximately 50 feet, striking the rear side of the house. A few houses along Vista Court also sustained some cosmetic damage. The tornado ended at the end of Vista Court where a few trees were snapped or uprooted. .Tropical Storm Wind Damage in Somers Point... Peak Wind Estimated: 100 mph Path Length /statute/: N/A miles Path Width /maximum/: N/A yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Date: July 9, 2021 Time: 02:58 AM EDT Location: Somers Point / Atlantic County / NJ Lat/Lon: 39.3161 / -74.5843 Strong wind from a rain band associated with Tropical Storm Elsa caused 7 wooden power poles to snap along the Longport Boulevard Causeway in Somers Point. There was no other notable damage nearby and all the poles had fallen in the same direction, thus this damage has been determined to have been caused directly by the strong winds from the tropical rain band that raced across the New Jersey Shore overnight. && EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories: EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ Staarmann
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