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Tornado Hit Mt. Ephraim, National Weather Service Confirms

An investigation reveals a weak twister touched down just after rush hour.

An EF0 tornado touched down briefly in Mt. Ephraim Tuesday evening, but only caused minor damage, the National Weather Service (NWS) announced in a public statement Wednesday.

The twister, which touched down with 70-mph winds near the intersection of Routes 295 and 42 around 6:30 p.m., uprooted on large tree and left several smaller ones bent, and left some homes with roof damage, mostly from fallen branches, the NWS statement said.

After touching down along the east side of Cleveland Avenue, the tornado, which left a 75-foot-wide path of damage, churned about 120 yards east-northeast, crossing Jefferson Avenue before lifting off before getting to Kings Highway, the NWS said.

EF0 tornadoes are the weakest classification, with wind speeds ranging between 65 and 85 mph.

The confirmation came after a field survey by the Mt. Holly office of the NWS and Camden County Emergency Management around Kings Highway Wednesday morning.


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