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Tornado touches down in Springfield, New Jersey

August 8, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in Springfield, a New Jersey town outside New York City.

New York weather officials tweeted Wednesday the tornado hit around 2:47 p.m. near Springfield Avenue and Route 22. The investigators determined the EF-0 reached windspeeds of about 70 miles per hour.

Severe thunderstorms once again ripped through parts of New Jersey and New York, leaving thousands without power and downed trees and power lines throughout neighborhoods.

Last month, a tornado touched down in Mount Laurel. A few days later, another tornado also hit the southern New Jersey town. Tornados were also confirmed last month during storms in Deptford and Mullica Hill.

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