PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Delaware and Pennsylvania during Monday’s severe storm.
The storm moved through Monday afternoon and evening, causing damage, power outages and tornado warnings in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware.
The NWS has determined that damage to a storage shed and trailer in Sussex County, DE was caused by a EF0 tornado.
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has also confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down near Shartlesville in Berks County Pennsylvania.
“A storm survey found a damage path of trees that were located on private property behind Mountain Springs Campground on the southern slope of Blue Mountain,” said the NWS. “The most concentrated damage consisted of several large hardwood trees that were uprooted and snapped at a private residence off of nearby Mountain Road. The direction of the felled trees exhibited a rotational pattern consistent with tornadic damage.”
The NWS will continue their investigation.
The storm also sparked fires across Pennsylvania on Monday night.
The West Grove Fire Department responded to four homes hit by lightning during the storm. A home on McCormick way hit the hardest, the fire chief says it has about $40,000 worth of damage.
“It was a pretty busy day for us in the southern end of the county,” said Chief John Chambers, with the West Grove Fire Company.
In Pocopson Township fire fighters battled a blazed related to the storm. It was another one in the county hit by a lightning strike.
The cleanup and restoration process has begun.
The damage is estimated to be about $1 million.
Homeowners say they had just done some renovations and put the house on the market.