MILFORD, Del. (CBS) — The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down in Delaware Thursday night. The NWS says the severity and other details of the tornado that occurred south of Harrington are still being determined.
The survey crew can confirm a tornado did occur south of Harrington in Delaware on Thursday, but the rating and other details are still being worked out. The survey is still ongoing and the crew is heading to investigate the other areas of possible tornado damage. #DEwxREAD MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Slow-Moving Storm System Brings Potential For Gusty Thunderstorms, Flooding
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) July 2, 2021
New images from Milford show the damage left behind by Thursday’s severe weather. According to the city, cleanup is underway “following [Thursday’s] heavy thunderstorm and tornado touchdown.”
CBS3 meteorologist Matt Peterson says a National Weather Service spotter reported a possible tornado near Milford, Delaware, around 5 p.m.READ MORE: Nurses Rally Outside Temple University Hospital, Demand Hospital Hire More Staff And Improve Retention
The City of Milford said in a release they will clean up the damage through July 12, urging residents to leave storm debris on the curb for pickup. Power to all its residents was restored around 7 a.m. Friday, city officials said.
Several tornado warnings were issued for parts of New Jersey and Delaware as severe storms rolled through the region Thursday afternoon.
Video from a viewer named Matt in Milford shows the possible funnel cloud off in the distance.
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