TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds of 90 mph touched down in Mount Laurel when severe storms moved through the area on Thursday night. It is the second tornado to strike Mount Laurel in less than a week.
The tornado touched down in the Ramblewood and Birchfield neighborhoods in the township at 7:18 p.m.
The twister began on the Ramblewood Golf Course and then went into a wooded area. Several trees were damaged, including some that were uprooted.
Some apartment buildings also sustained minor damage.
Strong Storms Uproots Trees, Blocking Roadway In Mount Laurel
The tornado was down on the ground for three minutes and traveled just over a mile.
This is the fifth tornado to hit New Jersey this year.
The storms forced officials to delay the start of the Florida Georgia Line concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center by about two hours. Concertgoers at the venue, which also features outdoor seating, were urged to take shelter
Thursday’s storms caused flash flooding in parts of the state. There was street flooding in Newark, North Arlington and Nutley.
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