NWS Confirms 2 Tornadoes Touched Down in Delaware

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Weather officials confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Delaware during Thursday's severe storms, leaving a path of destruction.

The National Weather Service late Friday announced that a storm damage survey crew determined that a pair of EF-1 tornadoes touched down from Farmington to Houston and from Milford to Slaughter Beach.

Winds in the first tornado's wind speeds peaked around 90 mph as the twister traveled some 3.9 miles, the NWS said. Winds for the second tornado also peaked around 90 mph as the tornado traveled 4.77 miles.

There were tornado warnings issued in those areas Thursday. Video shows what appeared to be a funnel cloud over Milford around 5 p.m.

The storm knocked down trees and branches and knocked out power in several communities, Milford officials said. Milford, a town of 10,000-plus people in both Kent and Sussex counties, announced Friday that it would collect storm debris through Monday, July 12.

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