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Officials: Same tornado landed in Mullica Hill, Deptford

June 14, 2019

MULLICA HILL, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado it confirmed touched down in New Jersey lifted up and touched down again in another town.

Forecasters saw video of a clear funnel cloud with some debris going airborne Thursday night in Mullica Hill.

It was categorized as an EF0 on the scale that rates the intensity of tornadoes, which has maximum speeds of 85 miles per hour.

WPVI-TV reports that weather officials said Friday the tornado reformed as an EF1 and touched down in nearby Deptford. EF1 tornadoes have maximum speeds of 110 miles per hour.

Mullica Hill is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Philadelphia.

Tornado warnings were posted Thursday night for Gloucester, Burlington, Camden and Ocean counties as a line of strong thunderstorms moved across the region.

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