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Tornado touches down in NJ town for second time in last week

July 12, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — National Weather Service investigators have determined that a small tornado touched down in a southern New Jersey town, less than a week after another tornado hit the same community.

The determination came Friday, one day after a severe storm toppled trees and caused other damage in Mount Laurel Township.

The investigators determined the EF-1 tornado touched down Thursday night in an open area on the Ramblewood Golf Course in Mount Laurel. It then traveled about 1.3 miles on a discontinuous path, uprooting trees and damaging a few apartment buildings.

The tornado’s top wind speeds were about 90 mph. It’s the fifth confirmed tornado in New Jersey this year.

An EF-0 “landspout” tornado with winds up to 70 miles per hour had touched down at a commercial building in Mount Laurel on Saturday.

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