JACKSON, N.J. (AP) – The National Weather Service has confirmed a 10th tornado that struck during storms last month in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Forecasters in Mount Holly, New Jersey said Sunday that the EF-0 tornado struck July 29 in a remote area of Jackson Township, New Jersey with estimated peak winds of 80 mph.
July 29th Tornado Outbreak: We confirmed a 10th tornado which occurred in a portion of Jackson Township, NJ; rated an EF-0; estimated peak winds to 80 mph. This was in a remote area. Full details of all 10 tornadoes available here: https://t.co/H8uwl8x5Kt #njwx #pawx pic.twitter.com/VunmjU03fZREAD MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) August 15, 2021
Authorities earlier confirmed nine other tornadoes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey during the storm, including an EF-3 tornado in eastern Pennsylvania and an EF-2 tornado that started in the Keystone State and then moved into the Garden State.READ MORE: More Than 100 Penn State Students Temporarily Suspended After Missing Weeks Of COVID Tests
Authorities in Bucks County said the EF-3 tornado that contained top winds of 140 mph when it struck Bensalem, damaging an auto dealership and a mobile home park. Five people had non-life-threatening injuries.
Forecasters said an EF-2 tornado near New Hope, Pennsylvania in the Washington Crossing Historic Park area went across the Delaware River into Mercer County, New Jersey with peak winds up to 115 mph.
Two tornadoes struck in Ocean County, an EF-2 that went from Waretown to Barnegat Light with peak winds up to 115 mph and an EF-1 with winds of 100 mph to 105 mph.
An EF-1 tornado in the Plumstead Township area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, had peak winds up to 90 mph. Another EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 90 mph appeared in the Weisenberg Township area of Lehigh County, uprooting trees and causing some minor roof damage Another EF-1 was in Windsor, Mercer County, and there were EF-0 tornadoes in northeast Philadelphia and in Slatington, Lehigh County.MORE NEWS: 3 Men Injured In Wynnefield Shooting, Police Say
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