Tornado Confirmed in Camden County

The National Weather Service confirms that there was a tornado Tuesday night in the Mount Ephraim area of Camden County, N.J.

By Sheena Parveen, David Chang, Denise Nakano and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, May 21, 2013  |  Updated 1:33 PM EDT
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A Woodbury Heights man was in a shopping center when he saw the funnel cloud and captured it on camera.

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A Woodbury Heights man was in a shopping center when he saw the funnel cloud and captured it on camera.

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The National Weather Service confirms that there was a tornado Tuesday night in the Mount Ephraim area of Camden County, N.J.

The NWS sent out a survey team in the morning and determined that an EF-0 tornado with winds of 70 mph touched down at Kings Highway and Jefferson Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The preliminary NWS investigation determined the tornado packed a 75-foot storm path width and that the storm traveled for about 120 yards.

On Tuesday, Tornado Warnings were issued for Burlington, Camden, Ocean, Northampton and Monroe Counties.

There were various reports of severe weather including funnel clouds. On Wednesday morning the NWS confirmed a funnel cloud hit Penn Place in Burlington County around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The damage caused by the tornado and other storms was apparent. The Mount Ephraim storm damaged homes at the intersection of Kings Highway and Jefferson Avenue where numerous trees fell on top of houses and into the streets.

April Norquist's home on Jefferson took the worst of the damage. She was the only one at home when strong winds uprooted a tree, ripping power lines from the house, causing structural damage.

"A tornado or something hit the house and I came out front to see the sidewalk completely pulled up out of the ground," said Norquist. "The tree fell and we got evacuated immediately, we've been standing out here ever since."

Norquist only had time to grab medication, a pillow and some clothes before leaving for the night.

"I still haven't processed it," said Norquist. "Nothing like this has ever happened here before."

Luckily no one in Mount Ephraim was hurt during the storm.

The National Weather Service also confirmed that a tornado touched down Monday near Camden in Kent County, Del. Sheena Parveen says it was an EF-0 tornado with max winds of 85 mph.

 


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